Unrestricted Exercise Following Mid-Urethral Sling Surgery
- Diagnosis of stress urinary incontinence
- Leakage demonstrated on physical exam and/or a study, and a planned mid-urethral sling surgery
- Pregnant women
Impact of Unrestricted Activity Following Mid-Urethral Sling Surgery (I'M ACTIVE): Quality of Life and Cost Implications (IRB no. 26474)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether activity needs to be restricted after surgery for patients who have sling surgery. Currently, patients who undergo sling surgery are restricted to six weeks of no activity. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group will be restricted to six weeks of no activity after surgery (standard of care), while the other group will not be restricted at all. Researchers will compare the two groups to learn whether activity restriction contributes to patients' quality of life.