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Kevin R. Bishop
University of Florida
7Publications
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146Citations
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#1Molly C. DoughertyH-Index: 24
#2Kevin R. BishopH-Index: 5
Last.Lisa B. LandyH-Index: 1
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The wide variation in intravaginal pressure measurements of the circumvaginal muscles (CVM) was studied in five subjects under well-controlled conditions. Previous research and clinical observations have indicated that fluctuations in the measurement of intravaginal pressure may be associated with time of day, day of testing, and existing stress factors. Subjects were assessed four times per day, on four consecutive days, for a total of 16 assessments. At each of the 16 conditions for a given su...
#1Karen R. CosnerH-Index: 2
#2Molly C. Dougherty (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 24
Last.Kevin R. Bishop (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Weakened circumvaginal muscles (CVM) may occur after childbirth and may be associated with obstetric factors such as perineal outcome, episiotomy. length of second stage labor, baby weight, and pushing technique. Pressures developed by the CVM during pregnancy and postpartum were obtained to test the hypothesis that significantly lower pressures would be developed by the CVM in the early postpartum than during pregnancy. The sample consisted of 29 pregnant women who planned to deliver a...
#1Molly C. DoughertyH-Index: 24
#2Kevin R. BishopH-Index: 5
Last.Phyllis GimottyH-Index: 5
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Abstract The effect of exercise on pressure developed by the circumvaginal muscles (CVM) in postpartum women was studied. The CVM assessment system described earlier by Dougherty, Abrams, and McKey used an intravaginal balloon device (NBD) developed from an impression and model of the vagina. The system (NBD, pressure transducer and strip chart recorder) provided permanent CVM pressure tracings with high test-retest reliability (n = 16; r = .85) for maximum pressure (MP). The hypothesis in the r...
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