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Cost effective self-management of urinary incontinence addressed to women across Europe


List of procedures and methodologies for the study of the economic impact
Guidelines for international implementation of the care model
Estimated cost-effectiveness of using the proposed care model as a primary treatment, compared to care as usual

Clinical and economic outcomes of the two strategies (proposed care model and care as usual) will be compared in model based decision analyses (decision trees). The economic analyses will evaluate cost-effectiveness (costs per clinical outcome and per QALY) based on pooled data from the three trial centres (Kuopio, Amsterdam and Barcelona), as well as per centre.

Estimated health and budget impact when implementing the device as a primary treatment, compared to care as usual

Report of the socioeconomic impact of the project results.

CE mark approval

To obtain the CE mark approval for the exploitable results of the project

Guidelines for a conservative treatment of UI based on scientific evidence and recommendation guides of international societies

Report will include the lifestyle interventions, the information and data to be included by the patient as well as their frequency.

Midterm communication and dissemination plan, and report on dissemination activities
Specific project plan

Project plan for the overall process of designing and developing the wearable device. Following steps will be considered: design input review, progress reviews and design out- review for verification.

Final report on dissemination activities

Summary of all the dissemination activities performed during the project

Handbook on management

The aim of the Management Handbook document is to give a quick and short overview of the most relevant project information, procedures and conditions for the partners within WOMEN-UP Project.

Report of outcome measures and evidence of improvement of quality of life

Report to confirm the evidence of home self-management of UI is at least as effective as the standard treatment at the hospital but with much less costs associated and with fewer disturbances for women and therapist.

Report of the results of the clinical evaluation in Amsterdam
Final report of guidelines and recommendations

Report to include the following issues: technical specifications of the ICT-based system, clinical guidelines for therapist and recommendations for women to get the best usability and adherence of the new treatment.

Report of the results of the clinical evaluation in Barcelona
Questionnaires to evaluate patient satisfaction
Report of the results of the clinical evaluation in Kuopio
Communication and dissemination plan and Communication material
Final report on the randomised trial, regarding the efficacy of the serious game in ensuring medical adherence, patient empowerment and satisfaction

Final report on game testing with volunteers, regarding the adherence to the treatment with serious game, patient empowerment and satisfaction

MOOC for UI treatment

Massive open online course for UI treatment

Project Website
Second Video News Releases

Second Three Video News Releases

First Video News Releases

First Three Video News Releases


Health Psychology

Author(s): Diana Taut, Adriana Baban, Sebastian Pintea
Published in: International Journal of Psychology, Issue 51, 2016, Page(s) 658-712, ISSN 0020-7594
Publisher: Psychology Press
DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12325

Heterogeneity of cost estimates in health economic evaluation research. A systematic review of stress urinary incontinence studies

Author(s): Sandra Zwolsman, Arnoud Kastelein, Joost Daams, Jan-Paul Roovers, B. C. Opmeer
Published in: International Urogynecology Journal, Issue 30/7, 2019, Page(s) 1045-1059, ISSN 0937-3462
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00192-018-3814-0

Women-up consortium; An European project to develop an innovative treatment for stress incontinence

Author(s): Montserrat Espunas Pons, Arnoud Kastelein
Published in: European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Issue 211, 2017, Page(s) 204, ISSN 0301-2115
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2017.01.038

Innovative treatment modalities for urinary incontinence: a European survey identifying experience and attitude of healthcare providers

Author(s): Arnoud W. Kastelein, Maarten F. A. Dicker, Brent C. Opmeer, Sonia S. Angles, Kaisa E. Raatikainen, Joan F. Alonso, Diana Tăut, Olavi Airaksinen, Linda D. Cardozo, Jan-Paul W. R. Roovers
Published in: International Urogynecology Journal, 2017, ISSN 0937-3462
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00192-017-3339-y

Play seriously: Effectiveness of serious games and their features in motor rehabilitation. A meta-analysis

Author(s): Diana Tăut, Sebastian Pintea, Jan-Paul W.R. Roovers, Miguel-Angel Mañanas, Adriana Băban
Published in: NeuroRehabilitation, Issue 41/1, 2017, Page(s) 105-118, ISSN 1053-8135
Publisher: IOS Press
DOI: 10.3233/NRE-171462

Play seriously: systematic review of effectiveness of active video games in physical rehabilitation

Author(s): Diana Taut, Sebastian Pintea, Adriana Baban
Published in: Behaviour Change: Making an Impact on Health and Health Services, Issue Annual, 2016, Page(s) 692
Publisher: European Health Psychology Society/Division of Health Psychology

Effectiveness of behaviour change strategies for pelvic floor muscle training in urinary incontinence: a meta-analysis

Author(s): Tăut, D., Pintea, S., Băban A. & WOMEN-UP Consortium
Published in: 30th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society/Division of Health Psychology/The European Health Psychologist, Issue vol 18. Supp, 2016, ISSN 2225-6962
Publisher: European Health Psychology Society

The role of theory-based intervention strategies in increasing the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) of women with urinary incontinence (UI): A meta-analysis

Author(s): Tăut., D., Băban, A., Pintea, S., & WOMEN-UP Consortium
Published in: International Congress of Psychology/International Journal of Psychology, Issue 51, 2016, Page(s) 687, ISSN 0020-7594
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

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