Mobile apps for urinary incontinence

...a promising addition or just a gimmick?

  • First literature study investigating the use of apps in urinary incontinence 
  • Apps provide several possibilities to support therapy
  • Three included studies differed too much: no meta-analysis possible

Apps seem a promising addition to pelvic floor therapy for women with urinary incontinence: women who can monitor their exercises in an app or are reminded to practice, experience less complaints and daily impairments and report a higher quality of life than women who are not using an app. This was the conclusion of a systematic review by Brazilian scientists who analysed three randomised controlled trials with over 400 participants.


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