Last updated on July 2020

Effect Visceral Manipulation in Women With Urinary Incontinence


Brief description of study

The objective of the study is to investigate the effects of visceral manual therapy on the symptoms of urinary incontinence and on the impact on quality of life in women. This is a randomized controlled trial with simple blinding. Participants will be randomized into two groups: control and intervention. Both groups will undergo a pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) program twice weekly for 5 consecutive weeks. Participants in the intervention group will also receive, once a week, a visceral manual therapy protocol. Visceral manual therapy associated with PFMT is expected to yield superior results to the isolated PFMT in UI symptoms and quality of life.

Detailed Study Description

This study will be a single-blind randomized controlled trial, parallel in two groups (experimental group and control). Participants will initially be evaluated by a trained investigator who will be blinded and assigned randomly (random numbers generated on the computer) block for the experimental and control groups by means of an opaque envelope draw. Participants will be randomized into two groups: control and intervention. Both groups will undergo a pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) program twice weekly for 5 consecutive weeks. Participants in the intervention group will also receive, once a week, a visceral manual therapy protocol. When making the invitation to participate in the survey, individuals will not be required to participate if they do not agree, and therefore will not be penalized. Participants who agree to participate in the survey will sign a Free and Informed Consent Form and will be informed of the possibility of withdrawing from the survey at any stage, without penalty. The collection of the evaluation and intervention will be carried out in a salon Clinic School of Physiotherapy in the Center of Health and Sports Sciences (CEFID) of the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC) in the city of Florianpolis - SC. All personal identification data of the participants will be preserved according to resolution of the national health council, taking into account the possibility of scientific dissemination of the results obtained. The risks of these procedures will be medium, since the participant may present muscle pain after the intervention protocol. To minimize these risks will be available, if necessary, attendance at the Clinic School of Physiotherapy. The sample will be selected in a non-probabilistic way for convenience. The participants will Female volunteers , aged from 18 years with urinary incontinence.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03945578

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