The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is commissioning an interactive Evidence Map on the topic of pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) for the management of urinary incontinence in women. Urinary incontinence is a common condition for women of reproductive age and women of menopausal age. This topic arose as an Evidence Map topic of interest, from a 2018 PCORI funded AHRQ systematic review update, Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Systematic Review Update.
The purpose of the requested Evidence Map is to provide a visual overview of the evidence concerning the benefits and harms of different PFMT treatments for urinary incontinence in adult women. Input from clinical experts and stakeholders was provided on this topic, including a December 2016 stakeholder workshop on nonsurgical treatments of urinary incontinence in adult women. The maps were primarily developed as pilots, to explore various methodologic issues encountered in this emerging form of evidence synthesis.
Evidence Map and Evidence Visualization
50th International Continence Society Annual Meeting (2020)
At this meeting, Principal Investigator Jonathan R. Treadwell, PhD, spoke about the interactive evidence visualization of randomized trials on pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence in women.