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Effects of surface electrical stimulation in older women with stress urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled pilot study.



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 electrical stimulation in older women with stress urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled pilot study.
Author Pereira VS., Bonioti L., Correia GN., Driusso P.
Country Departamento de Terapia Física, Universidad Federal de São Carlos, Brasil. vanft05@yahoo.com.br
Year 2012
Numbers Pubmed ID: 22840592

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Arms
Number Title Description Comments
1 surface electrical stimulation
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2 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 This study included women over the age of 60 years, with at least one episode of stress urine leakage during the previous month.
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Exclusion criteria UUI or MUI, Exclusion criteria also included previous treatment for UI or hormone therapy, ongoing urinary tract infections, cognitive or neurological disorder, uncontrolled hypertension, inabil- ity to perform the proposed procedures, or use of pacemaker implantation or metal rods.
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UI type 0
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100
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Age 68.57
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10.93
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Men included 0
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Special populations
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14
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100
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>age 60
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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 2010-2011
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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 Control Group Total Comments
AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up
Participant flow 7 7 14
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7 7 14
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Results & Comparisons

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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 Low 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 Yes
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ALL....Were interventions adequately described? Yes
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