Gynecological Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
Urinary Incontinence
Conditions: official terms
Urinary Incontinence
Conditions: Keywords
Training, Physiotherapy, Pelvic floor muscles
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Name: Training Type: Other
Name: Usual Care Type: Other
Overall Status
A randomized controlled trial pilot study to test the efficacy of a pelvic muscular training intervention led by a physiotherapist on urinary incontinence, quality of life and sexual health in women who report urinary urgency and incontinence following surgery and radiation treatment for gynecological cancer vs. usual care (a 1-page sheet on Kegel exercises).
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 65 Years
Minimum Age: 19 Years
Gender: Female
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- treated with surgery and adjuvant treatment, including radiation, for gynecological cancer within the last 3 years

Exclusion Criteria:

- stage IV cancer or stage III and IV cervical cancer

- radiation not part of treatment

- known spinal or long bone metastases diagnosis with a neuromuscular disorder that may impact pelvic floor muscle function

- urinary incontinence issues prior to cancer diagnosis

- scheduled or previous surgical treatment of incontinence

- fecal incontinence

- body mass index (BMI) > 35

- use of medications to improve bladder function

- unable to complete questionnaires in English or unable to actively participate in physiotherapy treatment provided in English.
Women's Health Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Pat Lieblich, PT -
Start Date
December 2013
Completion Date
August 2016
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page