This page is dedicated to the assessment of female pelvic floor dysfunction which affects more than 50% of women who have had children and includes:
- Bladder problems: urinary leakage or retention
- Bowel problems: faecal urgency/leakage or incomplete evacuation
- Vaginal prolapse or bulge
- Sexual problems: vaginal laxity or painful sex
The Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire (APFQ) is a validated multi-lingual self-completed questionnaire that evaluates and scores all four areas of female pelvic floor dysfunction.
Once completed the results from the questionnaire are utilised to predict a pelvic floor diagnosis such as vaginal prolapse or urinary incontinence and will also compare your results with those of women without pelvic floor dysfunction in the community.