User Experience of an App-Based Treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence: Qualitative Interview Study

Ina Asklund, Eva Samuelsson, Katarina Hamberg, Göran Umefjord, Malin Sjöström
2019 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) affects 10%-39% of women. Its first-line treatment consists of lifestyle interventions and pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT), which can be performed supervised or unsupervised. Health apps are increasing in number and can be used to improve adherence to treatments. We developed the Tät app, which provides a 3-month treatment program with a focus on PFMT for women with SUI. The app treatment was evaluated in a randomized controlled trial, which demonstrated
more » ... icacy for improving incontinence symptoms and quality of life. In this qualitative interview study, we investigated participant experiences of the app-based treatment.
doi:10.2196/11296 pmid:30869644 pmcid:PMC6437616 fatcat:l5rogn2tyrecpci7p5ekiv3sbm