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Registration number
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Date submitted
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Date last updated

Titles & IDs
Public title
Prevalence and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women With Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Scientific title
Development of an Intervention and and Education Program for Adult Women With Urinary Incontinence and Chronic Lung Disease Including Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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Dept. of Health and Aged Care
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Universal Trial Number (UTN)
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Cystic Fibrosis 0 0
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Human Genetics and Inherited Disorders 0 0 0 0
Cystic fibrosis
Respiratory 0 0 0 0
Other respiratory disorders / diseases
Oral and Gastrointestinal 0 0 0 0
Other diseases of the mouth, teeth, oesophagus, digestive system including liver and colon
Respiratory 0 0 0 0
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Renal and Urogenital 0 0 0 0
Other renal and urogenital disorders
Inflammatory and Immune System 0 0 0 0
Connective tissue diseases
Inflammatory and Immune System 0 0 0 0
Other inflammatory or immune system disorders

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Surgery - Pelvic floor training group

Experimental: Pelvic Floor Training Group - Pelvic floor training, biofeedback.

Treatment: Surgery: Pelvic floor training group
pelvic floor training, electrotherapy, bladder retraining.

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Treatment: Surgery
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

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Symptom measures:
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3-day frequency volume chart,
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24 hour pad weigh test,
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accident diary,
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Primary outcome [5] 0 0
quality of life using King's Health Questionnaire.
Timepoint [5] 0 0
Primary outcome [6] 0 0
pelvic floor muscle function:
Timepoint [6] 0 0
Primary outcome [7] 0 0
Trans-abdominal diagnostic ultra-sound
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Primary outcome [8] 0 0
EMG study of the pelvic floor muscles
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Key inclusion criteria
- Women with CF and COPD
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
70 Years
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Single group
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
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Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
The Alfred Hospital - Melbourne
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School of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne - Melbourne
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3004 - Melbourne
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3052 - Melbourne

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Bayside Health
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University of Melbourne
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
Women with chronic lung disease characterised by chronic cough report urinary incontinence.
Recently there have been reports of increased urinary incontinence in girls and women with
cystic fibrosis. While coughing is a known risk factor for stress incontinence, other risk
factors and causes are poorly understood in this population. Treatment of incontinence for
patients with chronic lung disease is also poorly addressed, adding to the burden of disease
for women with chronic lung disease, carers and the health system. This project will estimate
the prevalence of women with CF and COPD compared to healthy age matched controls and will
evaluate the effect of a specific treatment and management program for these patients. The
results will be disseminated to respiratory health professionals. We hypothesise that women
with chronic cough will have a higher incidence of urinary incontinence than healthy controls
and that a specific treatment program will result in alleviation of the problems and improved
quality of life.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
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Brenda M Button, DPhty, PhD
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The Alfred
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Contact person for public queries
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