Understanding and improving users’ experience of bladder training through a long field study.

We are looking for people with Overactive Bladder symptoms and owning an Android smartphone to test an assitive mobile phone application for bladder training for 6 weeks.oab prj

Purpose of study

In 2008, 10.7% of the entire worldwide population was affected by Overactive Bladder and it is being estimated that by the end of 2018, 546 million people, meaning 20.1% of the entire population will be affected by it. Even though the condition is not life-threatening, it affects quality of life of those who experience the condition. The purpose of this project is to develop a mobile phone app to help people with Overactive Bladder improve their symptoms by focusing on simple lifestyle and behaviour changes. These approaches can cure or ameliorate up to 70% of the cases.

Study Structure
Participants will be asked to download the application at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions on the screen. Throughout the study, participants will be asked to fill in several questionnaires (demographic questionnaires, Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale questionnaires, System Usability Scale questionnaire) and a bladder diary. The bladder diary is required to be filled in daily during the first, third and last week of the study. The application also collects the following data: WIFI networks, environmental sensors (light, magnetic field and accelerometer) data, app usage (the number of accesses per feature and duration) and health data (Overactive Bladder symptoms). The data will be automatically collected and uploaded to a server.

Only basic demographic will be collected such as age, gender, employment status, level of education, family status and level of technical ability. We do not ask any additional personal information such as name and therefore, the data collected will not be traceable back to an individual person. Optionally, participants will be asked to provide an email address to receive a £20 gift voucher, if they complete the 6 weeks. The application does not access or collect any other personal information such as photos, messages, contacts, etc. Data collected by the application will be uploaded to a secure server and accessed only by the researcher Miss Ana-Maria Salai or by the Principal Investigator Professor Lynne Baillie.

If participants wish to uninstall the application at any point they are free to do so without any consequences and we will delete any material that involves their contribution.

Contact Information

For any inquiries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that only recent Android Operating System smartphones (e.g., Samsung, Sony Xperia, LG, Huawei) not older than two years are compatible for this study.

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