Does micturition improve in the squatting position?

Rane, A., and Corstiaans, A. (2008) Does micturition improve in the squatting position? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 28 (3). pp. 317-319.

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Posture on the toilet is an important consideration during micturition. The objective of this prospective study is to evaluate the effects of posture on micturition in the lean forward and squatting positions. The participants were 54 volunteers who acted as their own controls. Uroflowmetric parameters were studied in each position. The two issues that arose from the study were 'squatability' and the differences in uroflowmetric parameters. Essentially there were no statistically significant differences found in our study population but the ability to squat in our population of volunteers was quite poor.

Item ID: 6642
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1364-6893
Keywords: micturition; posture; squatting
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 03:58
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology @ 95%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110312 Nephrology and Urology @ 5%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920119 Urogenital System and Disorders @ 100%
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