Screening for Urinary Incontinence by Primary Care Providers

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gunhilde Buchsbaum, University of Rochester

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to:

  • Assess the rate of screening for urinary incontinence (UI) in women by their primary care providers
  • Identify the type of screening used by primary care providers
  • Identify barriers to screening for UI
  • Identify differences in screening rates between specialties
  • Assess whether primary care providers view UI as a serious medical problem
  • Assess the comfort level of primary care providers in the diagnosis and treatment of UI
  • Identify primary care providers' preferred mode of learning more about UI

Condition or disease
Urinary Incontinence

Detailed Description:
UI is a very common condition whose prevalence can be expected to increase dramatically in the coming decades. Treatment options are available to improve women's health and quality of life. However, inadequate communication between physicians and patients leads to decreased diagnosis and treatment. Past studies evaluating the use of screening by primary care providers, who act as gatekeepers in our healthcare system, clearly demonstrate that improvements must be made in the screening system. We propose a survey of local primary care providers to quantify screening rates for UI and identify barriers to successful screening. The information collected in this survey will allow us to identify methods such as targeted education opportunities and patient literature or questionnaires that will assist providers and their patients in initiating discussion and evaluation of UI.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 554 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Screening for Urinary Incontinence by Primary Care Providers
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Response to mailing ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care providers

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All primary care providers in the Greater Rochester metropolitan area, including: Primary care Medical Doctors (MD), Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), Primary care Nurse Practitioners (NP), and Physician Assistants (PA)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Physicians in the Greater Rochester metropolitan area who are not primary care providers

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00178334

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Principal Investigator: Gunhilde Buchsbaum, MD University of Rochester

Responsible Party: Gunhilde Buchsbaum, Associate Professor, University of Rochester Identifier: NCT00178334     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11355
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Incontinence
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms
Elimination Disorders
Mental Disorders