Measurement of Vaginal Squeeze Pressure in Incontinent Patients
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00490438|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2006 by Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : June 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 22, 2007
|Condition or disease|
Several techniques had been proposed for pelvic floor muscles assessment, however none of them were able to measure the two main functions of these muscles: rising and force of compression. Vaginal palpation is frequently used in clinical evaluation routine and especially the modified Oxford score, but some articles question the Oxford scale sensitivity and its correlation with objective force contraction measurements.
Methods: 45 patients with urinary incontinence treated at the Uroginecology Ambulatory Service of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre were included. The patients had been submitted to vaginal palpation using the Oxford score, assessed by a skilled physical therapist, and to the compression force measurement by means of an air filled ballonet connected to a pressure transducer. The two evaluations had been carried in the same day.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Study Start Date :||January 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 2007|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00490438
|Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre||Recruiting|
|Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 90035-903|
|Contact: José G Lopes Ramos, Dr 55 51 21018129 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: José G Lopes Ramos, Dr|
|Principal Investigator:||José G Lopes ramos, Dr||Hospital de Clnicas de Porto Alegre|