Smartphone-based Self-care Education Program for Women With Interstitial Cystitis: Educational Remote IC Aide (ERICA)

  • End date
    May 16, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Pennsylvania
Updated on 16 March 2022
lower urinary tract symptoms


To implement and assess clinical efficacy of a text message and multimedia-based program that (i) remotely delivers first- and second-line American Urological Association (AUA) treatments of IC/BPS; (ii) integrates treatment of biological (neuropathic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction), psychological (symptom-related fear and anxiety) and social (barriers in access to care, limited patient-provider communication) domains of IC/BPS; (iii) uses clinically validated messages to provide guidance and support.

Condition Cystitis, Interstitial
Treatment ERICA
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05260112
SponsorUniversity of Pennsylvania
Last Modified on16 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Women over 18
AUA (American Urological Association) criteria for IC/BPS of "an unpleasant sensation (pain, pressure, discomfort) perceived to be related to the urinary bladder, associated with lower urinary tract symptoms of more than six weeks duration, in the absence of infection or other identifiable causes
Interested in first- or second-line AUA treatment
Negative urinalysis and culture within two months of enrollment
Own a smartphone with text message and video viewing capability

Exclusion Criteria

Women currently on third line or higher treatments
Currently being treated for UTI
History of voiding dysfunction such as urinary retention or neurogenic bladder
Recent (<6 months) pelvic surgery/pregnancy
Prior pelvic malignancy or radiation
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