Mobility and Voiding Exercises in Older Women With Urinary Incontinence (MoVEonUp) (MOVEONUP)

  • End date
    May 11, 2026
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Pennsylvania
Updated on 4 October 2022


A prospective, two-arm randomized clinical trial utilizing a multidimensional intervention to reduce falls in older women with Urinary Urge Incontinence. The intervention consist of general balance and strength training, bladder training and urge suppression, and home hazard assessments. The control group will receive informational booklets on fall prevention and behavioral treatment for urinary urge incontinence.

Condition Urinary Incontinence, Urge
Treatment Exercise Group
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05375344
SponsorUniversity of Pennsylvania
Last Modified on4 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

or older
Living independently in the community
Willingness to be randomized
Ability to read and understand English
Be able to provide informed consent
Low physical activity (physically active for 30 minutes or more less than or equal to 2 days per week on average over the past 6 months) per PAS
Ambulatory (defined as patient not confined to bed or wheelchair OR ability to walk with or without an assistive device)
Self-reported moderate to severe urge-predominant UI based on the ICIQ-SF > 6 (Q 1+2+3)
Not planning to initiate new UI or overactive bladder (OAB) treatment during the study duration
Capable of participation in an exercise program without exacerbating any pre-existing condition(s), as determined by their personal physician

Exclusion Criteria

Unable to communicate in English
Pelvic organ prolapse passed the hymen (per patient report)
Undergoing active treatment for cancer (other than non-melanoma skin cancer)
Uncorrected visual or hearing loss
Other urinary conditions or procedures that may affect continence status for example: urethral diverticulum, previous augmentation cystoplasty
Progressive neurodegenerative disease e.g. Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis per patient report
History of stroke or carotid sensitivity (i.e. syncopal falls) per patient report
Unstable cardiac disease per patient report
Fracture or joint replacement within the last six months per patient report
Significant cognitive impairment (defined as a modified TICs score of < 27)
Not willing to sign Consent Form
ICIQ-SF < 6 (Q 1+2+3)
Primary care provider says no to enrollment
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