Urinary Incontinence Virtual Research Study Seeks Women 60 Years Old and Up

Research Center: UTMB Health
Location: This is a phone survey study
Lead Doctor: Dr. Steve Fisher
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Texas Medical Branch Institutional Review Board

Background
Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of bladder control resulting in the accidental leakage of urine.  UI is more common in women over the age of 50. Despite studies, treatments, and therapies available for women with UI, researchers still want to further understand the best strategies.

Awareness of how women with UI -who also have concerns about falling- live may help deliver effective interventions for UI.  This study explores the perspectives of women with UI and their concerns about falling. Researchers aim to distinguish significant factors that may help improve UI management plus provide insight for future studies.

This study is looking for women aged 60 years or older who are experiencing urinary incontinence. Participants must comply with all the study-related requirements. Compensation is available for eligible participants.

Why Participate? 

  • You contribute valuable information that may help women with UI. 
  • You may help researchers understand the link between UI and falling. 
  • You may help develop effective treatments and therapies in the future.
  • You will be compensated with a $50 gift card for participating in this study.
  • You will be helping to advance research on women’s health.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Women aged 60 years old or older who have urinary incontinence (UI)
  • Must be able to walk without assistance
  • Able to comply with the following study requirements:
    • Must be willing to participate in audio-recorded phone interviews that will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete
    • Must be able to answer various answer brief surveys about overall physical functioning, UI symptoms, and concerns about falling

Please note:

Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the study team would like to note the following:

  • This is a virtual study which means you can participate in the comfort of your own home. 
  • There will be no in-person visits or clinic appointments in this study.
  • In this study, there is no need to have close interactions with any person.

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Check Your Eligibility