The Effect of Biofeedback Therapy on ICIQ-SF Scores and Urodynamic Parameters in Patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence

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Omer Bayrak 1 , * , Ilker Seckiner 2 , Mehmet Sakip Erturhan 2 , Ahmet Erbagci 2 , Faruk Yagci 2

1 Department of Urology, Gaziantep University, dromerbayrak@yahoo.com, Turkey

2 Department of Urology, Gaziantep University, Turkey

How to Cite: Bayrak O, Seckiner I, Erturhan M, Erbagci A, Yagci F. The Effect of Biofeedback Therapy on ICIQ-SF Scores and Urodynamic Parameters in Patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence, Nephro-Urol Mon. Online ahead of Print ; 3(4):268-271.

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Nephro-Urology Monthly: 3 (4); 268-271
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 23, 2011
Accepted: April 21, 2011

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Abstract

Background: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is an increasingly common problem in women. 10% of women are usually diagnosed with urinary incontinence within the first 3 years after entering menopause. Although most of these cases are remediable, because of delays in seeking treatment, treatment goals are not always achievable.
Objectives: This study sought to compare the urodynamic parameters and the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF) scores in patients with SUI.
Material and Methods: In this study, the ICIQ-SF was completed and urodynamics were tested for 40 patients with SUI. After receiving biofeedback therapy, the ICIQ-SF was completed again, and urodynamics were tested again.
Results: The findings showed a statistically significant improvement in the ICIQ-SF scores from before (9.95 ± 4.39) to after (18.07 ± 2.4) the biofeedback therapy. However, the analyses did not show any statistical difference between the urodynamic parameters before and after biofeedback therapy. Conclusions: the results of this study indicated that the patients began improving with the help of biofeedback therapy, and their ICIQ-SF scores decreased. For these reasons, biofeedback appears to be a good alternative to surgery. Urodynamic testing is not necessary for SUI patients who plan to receive biofeedback therapy because the therapy does not appear to make any change in patients’ urodynamic parameters.


  • Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
    On patients with stress urinary incontinence, biofeedback therapy is a good alternative to surgical treatment. Patients’ quality of life increases because they either no longer experience incontinence or have a decrease in the number of wet pads. Biofeedback does not make changes in urodynamic parameters, so urodynamic studies are not necessary for patients with stress urinary incontinence who plan to receive biofeedback treatment However, if surgical treatment is planned, urodynamic studies can be useful.
  • Please cite this paper as:
    Bayrak O, Seckiner I, Erturhan MS, Erbagci A, Yagci F. The Effect of Biofeedback Therapy on ICIQ-SF Scores and Urodynamic Parameters in Patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence. Nephro-Urol Mon. 2011;3(4):268-71.

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Stress Urinary Incontinence ICIQ-SF Score Biofeedback Urodynamic Study

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