for females ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Orange, California
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Bhumy D Heliker



The purpose of this research project is to test the effectiveness of a previsit educational video designed to help women understand the risks and benefits of a midurethral sling for treatment of stress urinary incontinence. A total of 38 participants will be recruited from both the Urogynecology pre-operative clinic of the university of California, Irvine Medical Center and the Urogynecology pre-operative clinic at Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim and Orange County. Participants will be randomized either to watch a 10 minute educational video (intervention group) or read a standard handout describing the midurethral sling (control group). Participants will then complete their pre-operative visit in the usual fashion. Participants will complete a pre- and post- intervention knowledge questionnaire to assess the primary outcome (change in knowledge before and after intervention). Participants will repeat the knowledge questionnaire and complete validated questionnaires for satisfaction with decision scale and decision regret at 2 and 6 weeks post-operative.


Stress Urinary Incontinence Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Urinary Incontinence Urinary Incontinence, Stress Educational video Educational leaflet


You can join if…

Open to females ages 18 years and up

  • Women scheduled for a mid-urethral sling for stress urinary incontinence with a urogynecology provider at a participating hospital

You CAN'T join if...

  • < 18 years of age
  • Non-English speaking or requiring interpreter assistance
  • Presence of cognitive dysfunction
  • Women receiving a repeat midurethral sling (not primary)
  • Women with a history of pelvic mesh complication (erosion, pain, history of mesh excision)
  • Pregnant women


  • University of California, Irvine accepting new patients
    Orange California 92628 United States

Lead Scientist at UC Irvine


accepting new patients
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