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Author Su, T.; Zhou, J.; Liu, Z.; Chen, Y.; Zhang, W.; Chu, H.; Luo, Q.; Lu, J.; An, J.; Liu, B.
Title The efficacy of electroacupuncture for the treatment of simple female stress urinary incontinence – comparison with pelvic floor muscle training: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial Type of Study Journal Article
Year 2015 Publication Trials Abbreviated Journal Trials
Volume 16 Issue 1 Pages 45-45
Abstract Background: Previous research has shown that electroacupuncture therapy has a potential therapeutic effect for simple female stress urinary incontinence. In this study, pelvic floor muscle training, the first-line treatment for stress urinary incontinence in women based on meta-analysis of numerous randomized control trials and recommended by international clinical practice, is used as a control group to demonstrate whether electroacupuncture therapy is a better method for female stress urinary incontinence.Methods/design: A randomized controlled trial has been designed to evaluate the therapeutic benefit of electroacupuncture for female stress urinary incontinence compared with pelvic floor muscle training. The safety of electroacupuncture and patient compliance will also be evaluated. Untoward reaction to the electroacupuncture, including a broken needle, fainting on acupuncture, or pain during acupuncture, will be recorded and the therapy will be stopped if an untoward reaction occurs. After we have received full ethical approval and patient consent, participants will be randomized to receive a series of 24 electroacupuncture or pelvic floor muscle training interventions. The frequency and amount of leakage will be measured as the primary outcome parameters. Secondary outcome parameters include the 1-hour pad test, the short-form of the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire, patient subjective effectiveness evaluation, weekly usage of pad, and usage of specialty therapy for female stress urinary incontinence.Discussion: This trial will help to determine whether electroacupuncture is a more effective treatment than pelvic floor muscle training for patients with female stress urinary incontinence.Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01940432 (12 September 2013).
Publisher BioMed Central
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Notes Accession Number: 109724267. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150923. Revision Date: 20161223. Publication Type: journal article; research; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Biomedical; Europe; UK & Ireland. NLM UID: 101263253. Approved no
Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 109724267 Serial 2346
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