Heidi Brown, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, recently published results from her Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder pilot program in the Green Journal, which sparked interest from Reuters Health News!
Brown spoke with a reporter from Reuters for the article “Behavior modification program can improve incontinence”, which outlines the results of Brown’s initial MOM study:
“After four months, 71% of women in the program reported improvements in urinary incontinence, compared with 23% of women in the waitlist group. And 55% of women in the program reported improvements in bowel incontinence, compared with 27% in the waitlist group.
“The most powerful behavior change taught in Mind Over Matter is learning how to relax, strengthen and coordinate the muscles that support the openings of the bladder and bowels, called the pelvic floor muscles,” said Dr. Heidi Wendell Brown, lead author of the study and a researcher at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison.”
In addition to the feature by Reuters, Brown’s paper in the Green Journal was selected to be one of the OB/GYN maintenance of certification papers for the coming year, which means that thousands of OB/GYNs will read the paper and complete four multiple choice questions about it as part of maintaining their board certification.
Congratulations, Dr. Brown! You can read the whole article here.