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PROPEL: implementation of an evidence based pelvic floor muscle training intervention for women with pelvic organ prolapse: a realist evaluation and outcomes study protocol

  • Margaret Maxwell1,
  • Karen Semple1,
  • Sarah Wane1Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Andrew Elders2,
  • Edward Duncan1,
  • Purva Abhyankar1,
  • Joyce Wilkinson1,
  • Douglas Tincello3,
  • Eileen Calveley1,
  • Mary MacFarlane1,
  • Doreen McClurg2,
  • Karen Guerrero4,
  • Helen Mason2 and
  • Suzanne Hagen2
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:843

Received: 16 October 2017

Accepted: 13 December 2017

Published: 22 December 2017

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Original Submission
16 Oct 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
5 Dec 2017 Author responded Author comments - Margaret Maxwell
Resubmission - Version 2
5 Dec 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
22 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12913-017-2795-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Unit, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK