Web-based Management of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence

2014-07-23 21:11:23 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment of female stress urinary incontinence using a web-based programme is effective.


Female urinary incontinence is very common and affects up to one fourth of grownup women. It may reduce quality of life for those affected and costs for society are high. The most common type of urinary incontinence is stress urinary incontinence (SUI), i.e leakage when coughing, sneezing or jumping. There is no association between SUI and serious medical conditions. Thus investigation can be kept to a minimum, including structured history taking and a bladder diary for correct diagnosis. Treatment with lifestyle intervention and pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) give improvement or cure in 60-70% of women. A small study indicates that treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may improve incontinence-related quality of life and symptoms of urinary incontinence. Web-based management of SUI has as far as we know never been evaluated in a randomized controlled study. The aim of this study is to determine if web-based management of female SUI, with a treatment using PFMT and elements of CBT is effective compared to treatment supported by a pamphlet. The duration of the treatment programme is three months, follow-up at four months, 1 year and two years.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Female Stress Urinary Incontinence


Web-based treatment with PFMT and elements of CBT, Pamphlet treatment


Umea University




Umeå University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:23-0400

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