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Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence Via Smartphone

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eva Samuelsson, Umeå University Identifier:
First received: April 26, 2013
Last updated: February 21, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) via smartphone is effective.

Condition Intervention
Female Stress Urinary Incontinence Behavioral: Smartphone treatment with PFMT

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence Via Smartphone

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Further study details as provided by Eva Samuelsson, Umeå University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire Urinary Incontinence Short Form (ICIQ-UI SF) [ Time Frame: baseline, three months ]
    Three items on frequency, amount of leakage and overall impact. Scoring 0-21, higher values indicating increasing severity

  • International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Quality of Life (ICIQ-LUTSqol) [ Time Frame: baseline, three months ]
    The instrument includes 19 items on the impact of the leakage. All items are scored 1-4 (not at all/never, slightly/sometimes, moderately/often, a lot/all the time). The overall score is 19-76, with higher values indicating increased impact on QOL.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Usage of Incontinence Aids [ Time Frame: three months ]
    Usage of incontinence aids during the last 4 weeks.

  • Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: three months ]
    A self-rated question about if the current treatment was sufficient, with three response options

  • Incontinence Episode Frequency (IEF) [ Time Frame: baseline, three months ]
    number of incontinence episodes per week

  • Patient`s Global Impression of Improvement Scale (PGI-I) [ Time Frame: three months ]
    A self-rated question that asks about the change experienced after treatment with 7 response options, ranging from "very much better" to "very much worse".

Enrollment: 123
Study Start Date: March 2013
Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Smartphone treatment
Smartphone treatment with PFMT.
Behavioral: Smartphone treatment with PFMT
A smartphone application with information on SUI, life style information, different programmes of PFMT with increasing severity, possibility to save statistics on training. The treatment period is three months
No Intervention: Waiting list
Waiting list for three months. They receive the smartphone application after follow-up.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • stress urinary incontinence
  • leakage once a week or more often
  • duration of symptoms for at least 6 months
  • motivation and time to perform a 12 week long treatment with pelvic floor muscle training
  • ability to read and write Swedish
  • asset to smartphone
  • possibility to send and receive email and asset to printer
  • accept to be randomized to one of two groups; a treatment group or a waiting list group

Exclusion Criteria:

  • participation in our previous internet study
  • pregnancy
  • former incontinence surgery
  • known malignancy in lower abdomen
  • difficulties with passing urine
  • visual blood in urine
  • intermenstrual bleeding
  • severe psychiatric diagnosis
  • neurological disease with affection on sensibility in legs or lower abdomen
  • urge incontinence
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01848938

Umea University
Umeå, Sweden, S-90185
Sponsors and Collaborators
Umeå University
Study Chair: Eva Samuelsson, MD, PhD Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Eva Samuelsson, Associate professor, General Practitioner, Umeå University Identifier: NCT01848938     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VisareNorr301811
JLL314561 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: The County council of Jämtland )
FAS2008-0952 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Swedish Council for Working Life and Social research )
ALFVLL222081 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Västerbotten County Council (ALF) )
Study First Received: April 26, 2013
Results First Received: October 17, 2016
Last Updated: February 21, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Eva Samuelsson, Umeå University:
stress urinary incontinence
pelvic floor muscle training
life style

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence, Stress
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms
Elimination Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 21, 2017