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Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03940794
Recruitment Status Completed
First Posted May 7, 2019
Last update posted June 24, 2020
The aim of this study is to investigate which verbal instruction will lead to the most efficient contraction of pelvic floor muscles (PFM) in patients with urinary incontinence. and to examine whether correct PFM contraction can be taught by transabdominal ultrasound, which is used as biofeedback. Pelvic floor muscle contraction will be evaluated via transabdominal ultrasound.
A self-controlled clinical trial is planned for patients who receive physiotherapy for pelvic floor rehabilitation at one of the Meuhedet Institutes' physiotherapy clinics. Each participant will be asked to contract the pelvic floor muscles using three different verbal instructions: (1) "contract your pelvic floor - all sphincters"; (2) "contract your anus"; (3) "contract your pelvic floor as if you're trying to stop urinating". Those who will not be able to contract will be taught by the ultrasound as biofeedback. The assessment of pelvic floor contraction will be measured by measuring bladder displacement via abdominal ultrasound. A curved linear array transducer will be placed in the transverse plane immediately suprapubically over the lower abdomen angled at 15-30 degrees from the vertical. An on-screen caliper and measurement tool will be used to measure bladder displacement.
|Experimental: Verbal instruction
The participants will be instructed to contract the pelvic floor muscle with the following verbal instruction: (1) "contract your pelvic floor - all sphincters"; (2) "contract your anus"; (3) "contract your pelvic floor as if you're trying to stop urinating".Those who will not be able to contract will be taught by the ultrasound as biofeedback.
Other: Verbal instruction
Verbal instruction for pelvic floor contraction will be given to participants. A transabdominal Ultrasound examination will be conducted to asses urinary bladder displacement being a marker for pelvic floor muscle function.
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- Diagnosis of urinary incontinence
- Understand the language and simple instruction
- Willing to participate in the study
- Has been treated before for pelvic floor rehabilitation by a physiotherapist
- Received medication or surgery for the problem
Noa Ben Ami
Principal Investigator: Noa Ben Ami, PhD Ariel University
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Oliveira M, Ferreira M, Azevedo MJ, Firmino-Machado J, Santos PC. Pelvic floor muscle training protocol for stress urinary incontinence in women: A systematic review. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017 Jul;63(7):642-650. doi: 10.1590/1806-9282.63.07.642.