Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer - DUETS Trial
The purpose of this study is to determine if the Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer device effectively treats stress, urge or mixed incontinence in women by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles by collecting data from the patient on the
- Over Active Bladder Questionnaire
The 7-Day Urine Diary questionnaire
This study will also look at whether or not there is an improvement in sexual health after using the device by collecting data frm the patient on the
- Female Sexual Function Index questionnaire
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Athena PMT - Device to Treat Urinary Incontinence - Effectiveness, Tolerability and Satisfaction "Athena D.U.E.T.S. Trial"|
- To assess objective treatment outcomes of urge, stress or mixed incontinence. [ Time Frame: 5 Visits over 13 weeks. Subjects are seen in the office at Screening Visit 1 (Week -1), Visit 1a (Week 0), Visit 2 (Week 2), Visit 3 (Week 6), Visit 4 (Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Outcomes will be measured via patient questionnaires over a 13 week trial. Visit 1 (Week -1) and Visit 4 (Week 12) values for the Overactive Bladder Questionnaire and the Female Sexual Function Index will be captured. 7-day Urine Diaries will be captured for the week preceeding visits 2, 3 and 4.
- Evaluate effectiveness, tolerability, satisfaction and compliance of the Athena PMT across a wide demographic population using: 1) the Subject Satisfaction Evaluation questionnaire [ Time Frame: At Visit 4 (Week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]At the last visit, patients will complete a Subject Satisfaction Survey.
|Study Start Date:||February 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer
- Athena PMT
- Pelvic Muscle Trainer
This is a Phase IV, prospective, open-label, multi-center, observational study to assess the effectiveness of the Athena PMT to relieve or eliminate the symptoms of female urinary incontinence.
The study will enlist approximately 100 or more Nurse-Practitioners in Women's Health as the principle investigators from community-based primary care centers (OB-GYN, Internal Medicine, Family Practices or Women's Health Centers) who will enroll approximately 500 or more subjects who suffer from urge and/or stress urinary incontinence and who may benefit from strengthening of Kegel muscles of the pelvic floor.
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|Study Director:||Julia Shaw, MD||Director of Women's Health, Yale University|