Brown publishes on combined PT and urogyn evaluation in International Urogynecology Journal

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Heidi Brown, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, published “Better together: multidisciplinary approach improves adherence to pelvic floor physical therapy” in the International Urogynecology Journal.

The article outlines a retrospective study looking at whether consultation with pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) at the time of initial urogynecologic evaluation increases adherence to PFPT, and other factors that may affect PFPT attendance and completion:

“Among the 335 patients referred to PFPT, 224 (67%) attended PFPT and 141 (42%) completed PFPT. Patients who saw PFPT the same day as their initial urogynecology visit were statistically significantly more likely to attend PFPT than those who did not (91% vs. 61%), but completion rates did not differ significantly between the two groups (49% vs. 41%).”

Read more here. Congratulations, Dr. Brown!