Urinary Incontinence

Multicentre randomised trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence (OPAL – Optimal PFMT for Adherence Long-term)

Addressing priority 1 and 3: NIHR research published 

Accidental leakage of urine is a distressing problem that affects about one in three women and the NHS spends considerable amounts of money treating it. Biofeedback equipment allows women to see their pelvic floor muscles working as they exercise. This study compares exercise with this equipment with standard exercises in around 600 women.

Proper Understanding of Recurrent Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment in women (PURSUIT): A Randomised Controlled Trial of Endoscopic and Surgical Treatment

Addressing a number of the priorities: NIHR research in progress

The aim of this study is to find out whether a surgical operation or endoscopic bulking injections are better for treating recurrent or persistent stress urinary incontinence.