Urinary Incontinence After Radical Prostatectomy. - Effect of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training. A Randomised Controlled Trial
Urinary incontinence is a well known side effect of radical prostatectomy. The prevalence
differs according to time period after the operation and the definition of incontinence
used. However, a prevalence of 10-20% have been reported one year after the operation.
Pelvic floor muscle training has been suggested as a treatment of urinary incontinence. The
aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of pelvic floor muscle training in the treatment
of urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy.We conduct a randomized clinical trial,
comparing one group(n=40) following a pelvic floor muscle training program after
prostatectomy and one group (n=40) receiving only standard information.Primary outcome
variable is self registration of urinary incontinence.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
self reported continence (no need for wearing a pad)at 3 months
Siv Mørkved, PhD
Clinical Services, St Olavs Hospital/ Dept.of Community Medicine and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services