Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
versión On-line ISSN 0717-7526
FLORES E, Claudia y PIZARRO B, Javier. Calidad de vida en mujeres con alteraciones del piso pélvico: revisión de la literatura. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2012, vol.77, n.3, pp. 175-182. ISSN 0717-7526. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75262012000300002.
Background: The risk of develop genital prolapse increases with age, with a negative effect in quality of life. Objective: The aim of this review is to describe the effect of pelvic floor disorders on quality of life in the different dimensions in women, without any interventions. Method: It developed a review in Pubmed, Cinhal, Proquest and Scielo database during may of 2011. Results: The symptoms produce a great impact on quality of life affecting sexual function, daily activities and it produce negative psychosocial effects like body image and women's performance. Conclusion: Must be necessary generate a integral attention to women, focused on symptoms, sexual function, education and emotional support.
Palabras clave : Genital tract prolapse; urine incontinence; quality of life.