Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Incontinence in Older Women.
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
|First Received Date ICMJE||September 13, 2005|
|Last Updated Date||August 7, 2006|
|Start Date ICMJE||March 2003|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00222248 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Incontinence in Older Women.|
|Official Title ICMJE||The Effect of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for the Management of Incontinence in Older Women: a Single Blind Randomised Controlled Trial.|
To determine the effect of pelvic floor muscle training in women aged 70 years and over, who have proven stress urinary incontinence. The hypotheses to be tested are:
Urinary incontinence is associated with significant personal stress, shame and social stigma and affects around one-third of women over 60 years of age. It restricts the amount of physical activity and can lead to social isolation and poor health. Pelvic floor muscle re-education by physiotherapists is the most commonly recommended method of conservative management. Although a recent Cochrane review concluded that it was an effective treatment for women with stress and mixed incontinence, there is still no strong evidence for the effectiveness of this intervention in elderly women. It has also been suggested that bladder training alone is equally effective in patients with stress urinary incontinence, urge and mixed incontinence. This is contrary to current clinical experience. It is therefore important to distinguish the relative effectiveness of these interventions used in isolation in order to ensure that urinary incontinence is managed in the most effective and efficient way.
Comparisons: pelvic floor muscle training group and bladder training.
Assessments will be conducted at baseline, 1 month, 3 months and 5 months during the intervention period. Both groups will then continue with their home program for a further 7 months until their final assessment (Assessment 5).
Outcome measures will include: volume of urine lost during a stress test, completion of accident diaries, Degree of 'bother', quality of life using the Kings Health Questionnaire, and assessment of pelvic floor function using real time transabdominal diagnostic ultrasound.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Not Provided|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Condition ICMJE||Stress Urinary Incontinence|
|Intervention ICMJE||Behavioral: Pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training|
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Active, not recruiting|
|Completion Date||March 2006|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||65 Years and older|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||Yes|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||Australia|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00222248|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||251632|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||University of Melbourne|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||University of Melbourne|
|Verification Date||June 2003|
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