Improving Care for Urinary Incontinence
- Female, adult patients who report urinary incontinence and are seeing a primary care physician about the condition
A Practice-based Intervention to Improve Care for Women with Urinary Incontinence (IRB no. 50779)
This study focuses on patients who have sought care for urinary incontinence from their primary care physician. The purpose of the study is to examine and improve the quality of care for urinary incontinence in women. Researchers aim to determine whether they can improve care by providing additional training and support to primary care physicians and by offering more patient education about the condition.
Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. In the first group, the patient's primary care physician received additional training in the treatment of urinary incontinence and was provided with checklists and indicators of best practices, as well as additional educational materials for the patient. In the second group, the primary care physician did not receive additional education or the educational materials to give to patients; patients will be followed as they receive the care generally followed for individuals with their condition.