Translational Research Program
Translational Research Program

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UofT Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
UofT Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

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The Canadian Continence Foundation
The Canadian Continence Foundation

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Translational Research Program
Translational Research Program

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A study by the Translational Research Program, University of Toronto, and Canadian Continence Foundation.

 

STUDY ONE

Help-seeking for Urinary Incontinence Interview Study 

 

RECENT UPDATES

Our eligibility criteria for Study One has increased from 60 years of age to 80 years of age

 
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SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

Consider the Impact of the study and eligibility criteria

Impact statement

Approximately 2-4% of women over 45-years of age are experiencing bothersome UI and do not seek treatment. The knowledge gained from this study will help create an intervention to facilitate care-seeking among these women. Increasing care-seeking can reduce the physical, psychological, and economic burden of the disease.

Eligibility criteria

Inclusion criteria

  • ​Gender: Female

  • Age 30-80 years

  • Stress urinary incontinence – involuntary loss of urine associated with effort or physical exertion including sporting activities, sneezing or coughing.

  • Urgency urinary incontinence – involuntary loss of urine associated with a sudden, compelling desire to pass urine which is difficult to defer

  • Currently seeking care for urinary incontinence


Exclusion criteria

  • Less than 1 year post-partum

  • Neurologic disease

  • Congenital disease-causing UI

  • Health care professional 

  • Mental disability

 

Take our Intake Questionnaire

 

STUDY TWO

Urinary Incontinence and the Pandemic Survey Study

 
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SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

Consider the Impact of the study and eligibility criteria

Impact statement

The pandemic has affected people with urinary incontinence in many unexpected ways. With an understanding of how the pandemic has affected people who live with urinary incontinence, the care offered to those people can be better optimized.

Eligibility criteria

Inclusion criteria

  • Anyone who experiences urinary incontinence​

 

Take our Pandemic and Urinary Incontinence Survey

 

CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS

Please check out our FAQ page! Thank you for your interest in helping us improve the use of urinary incontinence treatments!

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