INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.26, no.8, pp.1179-1184, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
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INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Pelvic floor, Pregnancy, Vitamin D deficiency, D DEFICIENCY, WOMEN, INCONTINENCE, PREVALENCE, BLADDER, HEALTH, IMPACT
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
Introduction and hypothesis Vitamin D affects skeletal muscle strength and functions via various mechanisms. Strength and/or functional dysfunctions of the pelvic floor muscles may be associated with the distortion of pelvic floor functions. We hypothesized that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) by affecting pelvic floor muscle strength (PFMS). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy on postpartum PFMS.