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Effects of surface and intravaginal electrical stimulation in the treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence: randomized controlled trial.



Key Questions Addressed
1 KQ 1: What are the benefits and harms of nonpharmacological treatments of UI in women, and how do they compare with each other? KQ 2: What are the benefits and harms of pharmacological treatments of UI in women, and how do they compare with each other? KQ 3: What are the comparative benefits and harms of nonpharmacological versus pharmacological treatments of UI in women? KQ 4: What are the benefits and harms of combined nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatment of UI in women?
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Primary Publication Information
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TitleData
Title Effects of surface and intravaginal electrical stimulation in the treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence: randomized controlled trial.
Author Correia GN., Pereira VS., Hirakawa HS., Driusso P.
Country Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brazil. Electronic address: grasiela_n_correia@yahoo.com.br.
Year 2014
Numbers Pubmed ID: 24382548

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Arms
Number Title Description Comments
1 Surface Electrical Stimulation Group
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2 Intravaginal Electrical Stimulation Group
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3 Control Group
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study type RCT
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Country/countries Brazil
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Funding source Explicitly not industry funded
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Inclusion criteria women over age 50 who complained of urinary leakage on stress and who had not undergone PT for UI.
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Exclusion criteria Patients with UUI or MUI. Latex allergies, vaginal or urinary infections, POP > grade 2, inability to contract pelvic muscles, cognitive or neurological disorder, uncontrolled HTN, hormone therapy, pacemaker, metal rod implant, inability to complete evaluation and treatment.
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UI type 0
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Age 60.13
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Men included 0
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Special populations
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Race
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Notes
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Did participants fail previous treatment? Not reported/unclear
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Study years 2012-2013
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Trial name (if given)
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Does this paper cite a previous paper from the same study?
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Baseline Characteristics
Question Surface Electrical Stimulation Group Intravaginal Electrical Stimulation Group Control Group Total Comments
AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up
Participant flow 15 16 17 48
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15 15 15 45
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0 1 2 3
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Results & Comparisons


Results Data
Outcome: Quality of life      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure Surface Electrical Stimulation Group Intravaginal Electrical Stimulation Group Control Group


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Quality Dimensions
Dimension Value Notes Comments
RCT:.....Adequate generation of a randomized sequence Low RoB
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RCT:.....Allocation concealment Low RoB
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RCT:.....Blinding of PATIENTS Unclear RoB
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RCT.....Intention-to-treat-analysis Low RoB
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ALL.....Blinding of OUTCOME ASSESSORS (or "DOUBLE BLIND") Low RoB
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ALL.....Incomplete results data (attrition bias) Low RoB
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ALL....Group similarity at baseline (selection bias) Low RoB
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ALL.....Compliance with interventions Low RoB
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NRCS.....Patients in different intervention groups selected in an equivalent manner
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NRCS....Baseline differences between groups accounted for (Adjusted analysis)?
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ALL.....Other issues No
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ALL....Were interventions adequately described? Yes
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Quality Rating
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