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dc.contributor.authorWallis, Marianneen_US
dc.contributor.authorA. Davies, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorThalib, Lukmanen_US
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:03:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:03:13Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-14T04:34:47Z
dc.identifier.issn15394182en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3121/cmr.2011.1008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47268
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To determine the efficacy of non-invasive static magnetic stimulation (SMS) of the pelvic floor compared to placebo in the treatment of women aged 60 years and over with urinary incontinence for 6 months or more. Subjects and Methods: A single-blinded randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. Subjects were excluded if they had an implanted electronic device, had experienced a symptomatic urinary tract infection, or had commenced pharmacotherapy for the same in the previous 4 weeks, or if they were booked for pelvic floor or gynecological surgery within the next 3 months. Once written consent was obtained, subjects were randomly assigned to the active SMS group (n=50) or the placebo group (n=51). Treatment was an undergarment incorporating 15 static magnets of 800-1200 Gauss anterior, posterior, and inferior to the pelvis for at least 12 hours a day for 3 months. Placebo was the same protocol with inert metal disks replacing the magnets. Primary outcome measure was cessation of incontinence as measured by a 24-hour pad test. Secondary outcomes were frequency and severity of symptoms as measured by the Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms questionnaire (BFLUTS-SF), the Incontinence Severity Index, a Bothersomeness Visual Analog scale, and a 24-hour bladder diary. Data were collected at baseline and 12 weeks later. Results: There were no statistically significant differences between groups in any of the outcome measures from baseline to 12 weeks. Initial evidence of subjective improvement in the treatment group compared to the placebo group was not sustained with sensitivity analysis. Conclusion: This study found no evidence that static magnets cure or decrease the symptoms of urinary incontinence. Additional work into the basic physics of the product and garment design is recommended prior to further clinical trials research.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMarshfield Clinicen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto14en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalClinical Medicine & Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComplementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110499en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111004en_US
dc.titlePelvic static magnetic stimulation to control urinary incontinence in older women: a randomized controlled trialen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Marshfield Clinic. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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