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Transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve as proposed physiotherapy intervention of mixed incontinence, as assessed by urodynamic study

Grant number: 11/23147-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Angélica Mércia Pascon Barbosa
Grantee:Aline Anézio
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


Introduction: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition that affects women of all ages and can cause considerable psychosocial changes. Mixed urinary incontinence (MUI), featured by symptomatic urinary urgency with UI and stress incontinence, is the type of UI that mostly can cause social and hygienic embarrassment. This project has been approved by the Ethics Committee No. 197/2011. Objective: Analyze the effectiveness of Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on the posterior tibial nerve as treatment of MUI. Materials and Methods: The participants will sign the Consent Form and will be treated in the field of Women's Health Physiotherapy. They will be evaluate before and after the treatment by the voiding diary, loss diary, protective use, answering the quality of life questionnaire, King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ) and overactive bladder questionnaire, OAB-V8, and the diagnosis will be confirmed by the urodynamic study. The protocol will include 20 sessions, twice a week, with bilateral TENS application over 20 minutes in a program of 10 Hz and 200 ms. (AU)

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