Telemedicine program for management and treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women: Design and pilot test

Anna Abelló Pla, Anna Andreu Povar, Jordi Esquirol Caussa, Vanessa Bayo Tallón, Dolores Rexachs, Emilio Luque

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Abstract

© 2016 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), defined as involuntary urine leakage caused by physical activity and/ or efforts, is a frequently found pathology among women that significantly affects their quality of life. SUI treatments are often less effective than expected because they require a conscious effort by the patient to follow them correctly and usually have drawbacks, such as their high cost, time, and/or schedule requirements. ICT-mediated Physical Therapy treatment programs can be useful to improve Stress Urinary Incontinence symptoms and pelvic floor function in women while maintaining total confidentiality, with an at home treatment, accomplishing a higher adherence to the treatment, keeping a low budget for the patients, and saving the health systems' economic resources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Health and Telemedicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Pages298-317
Number of pages19
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2015

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