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Mobility and Voiding Exercises in older women with urinary incontinence (MoveOnUp) Study


The Women’s Health Clinical Research Center at Penn Medicine is conducting a paid clinical research study to test an integrated exercise and bladder training intervention to reduce falls in older women with urinary incontinence.


The study is a randomized controlled trial to assess if a tailored integrated exercise and bladder training intervention significantly reduces falls and improves urinary incontinence (UI) in women 70 or older with urgency UI. Participants will be randomized to a home-based exercise group or a control group. 

Two groups as follows: 

  1. Home-based exercise intervention arm [EG] will participate in the exercise intervention consisting of strength and balance training, bladder retraining and urge suppression techniques, and home hazard reduction.  

  2. Education only group [CG] will receive an educational booklet on falls prevention and behavioral treatment of UI.  This education only group will have access to the exercise intervention at the conclusion of the study 


Participants will be asked to complete a series of 5 in-home visits at baseline, 1-week, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months and monthly phone calls at months 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11. Compensation is provided for visits up to a total of $275. 


If you are interested in being considered for this study or would like more information, please contact research staff at 267-600-2484 or email


Principal Investigator:

Dr. Uduak Andy

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