Relationship of Interstitial Cystitis to Vulvodynia
This study is important in urologic nursing since many patients have interstitial cystitis (IC), a condition of frequency, urgency and pain affecting more than 1 million women in the United States. The vulva may actually be the site of some of the reported pain in women with IC, not the urethra or bladder. IC and vulvodynia can impact one's sexual functioning and diminish one's quality of life.
The purpose of this two-part study is to identify and clinically confirm the presence of vulvodynia in women diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (IC).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Part A: STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS TO VULVODYNIA|
- The purpose of this two-part study is to identify and clinically confirm the presence of vulvodynia in women diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (IC). [ Time Frame: Prospective ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with interstitial cystitis
Other: Physical Examination
Patients will be invited to be evaluated in the Urology Research office at a future date.
|United States, Michigan|
|William Beaumont Hospital|
|Royal Oak, Michigan, United States, 48073|
|Principal Investigator:||Donna Carrico, NP||William Beaumont Hospitals|