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Relationship of Interstitial Cystitis to Vulvodynia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
William Beaumont Hospitals Identifier:
First received: October 18, 2007
Last updated: May 4, 2009
Last verified: May 2009

This study is important in urologic nursing since many patients have interstitial cystitis (IC), a condition of frequency, urgency and pain affecting more than 1 million women in the United States. The vulva may actually be the site of some of the reported pain in women with IC, not the urethra or bladder. IC and vulvodynia can impact one's sexual functioning and diminish one's quality of life.

The purpose of this two-part study is to identify and clinically confirm the presence of vulvodynia in women diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (IC).

Condition Intervention
Interstitial Cystitis
Other: Physical Examination

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by William Beaumont Hospitals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The purpose of this two-part study is to identify and clinically confirm the presence of vulvodynia in women diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (IC). [ Time Frame: Prospective ]

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with interstitial cystitis
Other: Physical Examination
Patients will be invited to be evaluated in the Urology Research office at a future date.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with a diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis from the practices of Dr Ananias Diokno and Dr Kenneth Peters will be mailed a survey.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females who are 18 years of age and older.
  • Diagnosis of interstitial cystitis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00546858

United States, Michigan
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States, 48073
Sponsors and Collaborators
William Beaumont Hospitals
Principal Investigator: Donna Carrico, NP William Beaumont Hospitals
  More Information Identifier: NCT00546858     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-183
Study First Received: October 18, 2007
Last Updated: May 4, 2009

Keywords provided by William Beaumont Hospitals:
Pelvic pain
Vulvar pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cystitis, Interstitial
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Vulvar Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on May 25, 2017