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Table 1 Outcome measures and personal physiotherapy consultation time points

From: Involuntary reflexive pelvic floor muscle training in addition to standard training versus standard training alone for women with stress urinary incontinence: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Baseline before intervention phase 16-week intervention phase (1) after randomization into control group and experimental group After intervention phase 6-month follow-up
Visits 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Weeks −1 1 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 16 + 1 16 + 26
Personal Physiotherapy Consultation (PT)   PT1 PT2 PT3 PT4 PT5 PT6 PT7 PT8 PT9   
Primary outcome             
 ICIO-UIsf x   x x x x x x x x x  
Secondary outcomes             
 EMG (rest, MVC) x           x x
 EMG (VFC, SJ, CMJ, DJ) x           x x
 EMG (running 7, 9, 11 km/h) x           x x
 ICIQ-UIsf             x
 ICIQ-LUTSqol x           x x
 20-min pad test x           x x
Tertiary outcomes             
 Manual muscle testing x           x x
 Therapy adherence    x x x x x x x x x x
  1. ICIQ-UIsf International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire Urinary Incontinence (short form), EMG electromyography, MVC maximal voluntary contraction, VFC voluntary fast contraction, SJ squat jump, CMJ counter movement jump, DJ drop jump, ICIQ-LUTSqol International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire Urinary Incontinence Symptoms Quality of Life