The Effectiveness of NMES Over the Thigh in Women With Urge Urinary Incontinence Symptoms

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    Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Training and Research Hospital
Updated on 24 March 2022
electrical stimulation
prolapse
pelvic floor muscle training

Summary

To reveal the effects of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) applied over the thigh on incontinence symptoms, pelvic floor muscle function, bladder function, quality of life and sexual function in women with urge urinary incontinence (UUI) symptoms. Our goal is to contribute to the literature on electrical stimulation (ES) applications used in UUI treatment.

Female patients aged 18-65 years with UUI symptoms will be included in the study. Patients will be divided into 2 groups randomly. The first group will be given Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and lifestyle suggestions (LSS) (NMES group). The second group will be given sham NMES in addition to LSS (SHAM ES group). Information about bladder irritants, voiding posture and behavior, weight control and pelvic floor muscle training will be provided in the LSS. ES applications will be performed 3 days a week for 30 minutes per session for 8 weeks. All participants will be evaluated pretreatment, after the 4th week and posttreatment. Pelvic floor muscle function will evulate with the Modified Oxford Scale. In addition, women's bladder function with the urinary diary for 3 days, incontinence symptoms with the International Incontinence Consultation Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF) and the Coital Incontinence Score (CIS), quality of life with the King Health Questionnaire (KHQ) and Sexual Function will be evaluated with Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire (PISQ-12). At the end of the 8th week, both the Subjective perception of improvement and treatment satisfaction of the patients will be questioned

Description

Our study will be carried out with female patients between the ages of 18-65 who have Urge urinary Incontinence (UUI) symptoms and applied to the Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Training and Research Hospital, Gynecology and Obstetrics Policlinic. Inclusion criterias are; who do not want to use medication, who do not benefit from medication for a long time or who do not use any medication. Exclusion criterias are; Those with any malignant conditions, those with neurological disease, those with infection, pregnant women, those with pelvic organ prolapse above stage 2 according to the POP-Q staging, those with cardiac implants and pacemakers, those with cardiac arrhythmia, those with urinary retention, those with sensory loss, copper coil intrauterine those who wear a vehicle, patients with metal implants and patients with communication and cooperation problems.

Before starting the study, all participants will be questioned about demographic and physical characteristics, medical, obstetric, gynecological and urological history and drug use. After these evaluations, sensory and reflex evaluations will be made. Sensory assessment will be performed with a light touch test to the hip circumference and pelvic floor muscles. In reflex evaluation, anal and bulbocavernous reflexes will be checked. All of the applications will be carried out by Specialist Physiotherapist Tuğba Birben under the supervision of Specialist Gynecologist Physician Beril Gürlek.

Our study will be in 2 groups. It is estimated that the number of people will consist of 40 volunteers, with 20 patients for each group. The sample size will be determined after the pilot study. Patients who were diagnosed with UUI, met the study criteria and accepted to be included in the study, within a period of 9 months after the approval of the ethics committee, with the four-block randomization method, via the website https://www.sealedenvelope.com/simple-randomiser/v1/lists will be included in groups according to randomization. lifestyle suggestions (LSS)+ NMES (NMES group) will be applied to the first group and LSS + SHAM Electrical Stimulation (SHAM ES group) will be applied to the second group. Each group will be included in the 8-week treatment program for 30 minutes 3 days a week.

Pelvic floor muscle function of all participants will be evaluated with the Modified Oxford Scale before treatment, at the end of the 4th week and after treatment. In addition, women's bladder function with the urinary diary, incontinence symptoms with the International Incontinence Consultation Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF) and the Coital Incontinence Score (CIS), quality of life with the King Health Questionnaire (KHQ) and Sexual Function will be evaluated with Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire (PISQ-12). At the end of the 8th week, both the Subjective perception of improvement and treatment satisfaction of the patients will be questioned.

Details
Condition Physiotherapy, Women's Health, Urge Incontinence, Electrical Stimulation
Treatment electrotherapy, Sham Electrotherapy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04727983
SponsorRecep Tayyip Erdogan University Training and Research Hospital
Last Modified on24 March 2022

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Inclusion Criteria

who do not want to use medication
who do not benefit from medication for a long time
who do not use any medication

Exclusion Criteria

Those with any malignant conditions
those with neurological disease
those with infection
pregnancy
those with pelvic organ prolapse above stage 2 according to the POP-Q staging
those with cardiac implants and pacemakers
those with cardiac arrhythmia
those with urinary retention
those with sensory loss
copper coil intrauterine those who wear a vehicle
patients with metal implants
patients with communication and cooperation problems
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