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Study Title and Description

Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Clinical 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 Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Author Liu Z., Liu Y., Xu H., He L., Chen Y., Fu L., Li N., Lu Y., Su T., Sun J., Wang J., Yue Z., Zhang W., Zhao J., Zhou Z., Wu J., Zhou K., Ai Y., Zhou J., Pang R., Wang Y., Qin Z., Yan S., Li H., Luo L., Liu B.
Country Guang'an Men Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.
Year 2017
Numbers Pubmed ID: 28655016

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Number Title Description Comments
1 Electroacupuncture
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2 Sham Electroacupuncture
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Study type RCT
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Country/countries China
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Funding source Explicitly not industry funded
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Inclusion criteria 40 to 75 years old; reported involuntary urine leakage on effort, exertion, sneezing or coughing (that ceased when the stress ended); and had incontinence pad weight gain greater than 1 g in the 1-hour pad test
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Exclusion criteria urge, mixed, or other types of urinary incontinence
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UI type
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Age 55.4
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Men included 0
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Special populations 504
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Notes
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Did participants fail previous treatment? ... Some ... Previous treatment for stress urinary incontinence mainly included pelvic floor muscle training (electroacupuncture group, n = 7; sham electroacupuncture group, n = 3), medicine and acupuncture (electroacupuncture group, n = 7; sham electroacupuncture group, n = 10), lifestyle intervention (sham electroacupuncture group, n = 2).
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Study years 2013-2015
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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 Electroacupuncture Sham Electroacupuncture Total Comments
AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up
Participant flow 252 252 504
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246 240 486
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6 12 18
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Notes No data entered.



Results & Comparisons


Results Data
Outcome: Cure etc.      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure Electroacupuncture Sham Electroacupuncture


6 weeks

N Analyzed 246 240
Counts 159 52
Outcome: Satisfaction with intervention      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure Electroacupuncture Sham Electroacupuncture


6 weeks

N Analyzed 252 252
Counts 210 75


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
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ALL....Were interventions adequately described? Yes
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