A feasibility study of transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation for bladder and bowel dysfunction in elderly adults in residential care

Joanne Booth, Suzanne Hagen, Doreen McClurg, Christine Norton, Carolyn MacInnes, Brigitte Collins, Cam Donaldson, Debbie Tolson

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The aim of this study was to assess preliminary effects of a program of transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (TPTNS) on lower urinary tract symptoms and number of episodes of urinary and fecal incontinence in older adults in residential care homes and the feasibility of a full-scale randomized trial. A pilot randomized single-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in seven residential care homes and 3 sheltered accommodation complexes in the United Kingdom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-274
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Early online date30 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013



  • residential care
  • bladder dysfunction
  • transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation

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