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Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated

Titles & IDs
Public title
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Incontinence in Older Women.
Scientific title
The Effect of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for the Management of Incontinence in Older Women: a Single Blind Randomised Controlled Trial.
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Stress Urinary Incontinence 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Renal and Urogenital 0 0 0 0
Other renal and urogenital disorders

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Behaviour - Pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training

Behaviour: Pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training

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Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Quantity of urine lost over a 7-day period measured by self-report.
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Urine lost on stress test measured by pad weigh test.
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Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Quality of life using King's Health Questionnaire.
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Degree of bother using a VAS.
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Severity of stress incontinence using the ICIQ-SF.
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Secondary outcome [4] 0 0
Displacement of pelvic floor during muscle contraction measured using transabdominal ultrasound imaging.
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Key inclusion criteria
- Community-dwelling women aged over 65 years

- urodynamically proven stress incontinence

- Medically stable
Minimum age
65 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- Already receiving physiotherapy intervention

- Neurogenic incontinence

- Cannot comply with training program

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Unknown status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
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Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
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Austin Health - Melbourne
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3084 - Melbourne

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
University of Melbourne

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
To determine the effect of pelvic floor muscle training in women aged 70 years and over, who
have proven stress urinary incontinence. The hypotheses to be tested are:

1. That pelvic floor muscle training is effective in relief of symptoms of stress urinary
incontinence as measured by a greater reduction in the number of episodes of
incontinence, quantity of urine lost and improvement of quality of life.

2. That women who undertake pelvic floor muscle training will show greater improvement of
pelvic floor muscle function than women who have behavioural (bladder) training, as
measured by real time transabdominal ultrasound.
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Principal investigator
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Mary P Galea, PhD
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University of Melbourne
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Summary results
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