Urinary Incontinence Self-Screen for Healthy Aging
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03485872|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 2, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Urinary Incontinence||Other: Self-Screening and Referral Information Other: Standard Care||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||36 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Urinary Incontinence Self-Screening for Healthy Aging|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||April 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2019|
Experimental: Self-Screening and Referral Information
The intervention will include a combination of self-screening and UI specific information and resources. Older adults in the intervention group will complete a gender specific UI Self-Screening tool. Men will complete the International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire (ICIQ) for Males and women will complete the ICIQ for Females. In addition, the intervention group will receive a fact sheet with UI specific information, contact information to the local incontinence clinic and a link to a website with patient incontinence resources and education.
Other: Self-Screening and Referral Information
Urinary incontinence self-screening questionnaire, fact sheet and self-referral information will be provided by mail or email.
Active Comparator: Control Group
Older adults assigned to the control group will receive standard care from their physicians. Standard care may differ from general practitioner to general practitioner. Usual care for urinary incontinence (UI) from general practitioners is generally minimal. Most patients do not tell their physicians about UI, and most physicians do not ask about UI. If this topic does come up during a GP appointment, a patient may be offered no treatment, lifestyle advice (e.g., do not drink before bed), told to do Kegels (but likely not instructed how to do these properly) or in some cases, offered pharmacological therapies (which will be captured in our questionnaire with the participants). But standard of care is unfortunately very often no care.
Other: Standard Care
Demographic and quality of life questionnaires; standard care provided by participants' GPs
- Self-Referral Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The primary outcome will be the number of older adults who take action to receive help for their UI. The following question will be asked through a questionnaire at three month follow-up: "During the past three months, what have you done about the leakage?" Participants will have the option to check off any of the following options: "I haven't done anything about it", "have seen my GP about it", and "referred myself to the local Urinary Incontinence Clinic".
- Treatments Received Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The treatments the participants receive as a result of self-referral for their urinary incontinence will be noted. The following question will be asked through a questionnaire at three month follow-up: "What treatments have you received?" Participants will have the option to check off any of the following options: Lifestyle treatments/education by a health care practitioner (ex. fluid management, kegel exercises, etc.)"; "prescription medication treatments"; and "surgical treatments".
- Satisfaction with Care Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Participants' satisfaction with the care they receive will be observed, factoring in whether or not they received the intervention. The following question will be asked through a questionnaire at three month follow-up: "How satisfied have you been with the care you have been receiving for urinary incontinence?" Participants will have the option to check off one of the following options: "poor", "fair", "good", "very good", or "excellent".
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03485872
|Contact: Kathy Rush, PhDemail@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Kathy Rush, PhD||University of British Columbia Okanagan|