Impact of Electrotherapy or Muscle Training on Quality of Life in Urinary Incontinence of Male Geriatric Population- A Protocol YK01-YK03
Mohd Irshad Qureshi,
Professor, Department of Neuro Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College,
DMIMS (DU), Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha-442004, Maharashtra, India.
Introduction: Urinary Incontinence (UI) is the involuntary loss of urine with social alienation, loss of sexual activity and other psychosocial issues which may affect the Quality of Life (QOL) and psychosocial well-being of patients. Electrotherapy may play an important role in the treatment of incontinence by means of stimulating the weakened structures which helps in control of micturition. Various electrotherapeutic currents including Faradic, Galvanic, Inferential Therapy (IFT), Russian currents along with the pelvic floor muscles strength training may be helpful in UI.
Aim: To find the impact of electrotherapy or training of muscle on QOL in male geriatric population of incontinence of urine.
Materials and Methods: This randomised controlled trial will be carried out on geriatric male patients attending Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha as well as on patients from geriatric homes and nearby PHCs. They will be screened for UI. The participants will be divided into three groups each of which will receive Faradic stimulation, Russian current stimulation and Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) exercises respectively. The study will be carried out between October 2020 to October 2022. The data will be collected and analysed utilising inferential and descriptive statistics by using Chi-Square test and studentâ€™s t-test (unpaired and paired) and software for analysis will be SPSS 22.0 version and Graph pad prism 6.0 version and level of significance will be considered as p<0.05 and results will be obtained.
Conclusion: In male geriatric population, muscle strength training or electrotherapy can reduce urine incontinence.