The authors found the data supported favored the GBT group, with ICIQ-UI SF (p<0.0001), average number of voids/day (p=<0.0002) and leaks/day (p=0.0002) on a voiding diary, paper towel test (p =0.0008), 24-hr pad weights (p=0.0007), Medical, Epidemiologic & Social aspects of Aging questionnaire (MESA) (p<0.0001), Incontinence Quality of Life (IQOL) (p<0.0001) & PGI-I (p<0.0001) but not the Brink test for pelvic floor strength (p=0.09).
The authors conclude that Group Behavioral Therapy used in the context of bladder management is effective to improve incontinence symptoms and quality of life in older women with urinary incontinence.
Source of Funding: NIH/NIA # RO1AG043383
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02001714
Presented by: Diane Newman, DNP, ANP-BC¹
Co-Authors: Ananias Diokno MD², Kathyrn Burgio PhD³, Lisa Low PhD RN⁴, Tomas Griebling MD⁵, Michael Maddens MD², Leslee Subak MD⁶, Patricia Goode MD³, Carolyn Sampselle PhD⁴, Ann Robinson RN⁷, Trevillore Raghunathan PhD⁴, Judy Boura MS⁷, Donna Mcintyre MS⁷, Alesandra Magno BS⁸ and Hanna Stambakio BS⁸
1. Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania
2. Oakland University, Royal Oak, MI
3. University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
4. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
5. University of Kansda, Kansas City, KS
6. Stanford Univ, Palo Alto, CA
7. Beaumont Hosp, Royal Oak, MI
8. Urology, University of Pennsylvania, Phila, PA
Written by: Cristina Palmer, DO. Female Urology, Pelvic Reconstruction, Voiding Dysfunction Fellow, Department of Urology, UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California at the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction Winter Meeting (SUFU 2018), February 27-March 3, 2018, Austin, Texas