The Tät app provides a pelvic floor muscle training programme in six basic and six advanced levels, information and advice. It contains help functions, the ability to create reminders, visualisation of each level of training, and a statistic function. It has been developed for treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women. Whether the app has an effect for purposes of prevention has not been studied, but it is used by many women in connection with pregnancy.
The effect of the mobile application has been evaluated in a study where 123 women were randomised to 3 months treatment with support of the smartphone application, or to a control group. Nine out of ten women in the app group improved, compared to two out of ten in the control group. For detailed results, see www.econtinence.se, under “Publications”.
In order to follow the use and the effect of treatment when the app is freely available, the app contains a few questions regarding age, gender, education, residence (urban or rural), pregnancy, and urinary leakage. After three months there are follow-up questions regarding urinary leakage and exercises. Answering the questionnaires is voluntary, and entered data is anonymously transferred to the research database. The answers cannot be traced to a specific user or telephone number. The study is approved by the Regional Ethical Review Board, Umeå University (Dnr 2014-389-32M, Dnr 2017-405-32M). More information at www.econtinence.se.
This app is CE marked in accordance with regulations for medical devices class l (LVFS 2003:11).
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