AWESOME: Active Women Exercising: Sensor Outcome Model Evaluation
Status: Open to Enrollment
Start Date: Oct 27 2010
End Date: OPEN
We invite you to participate in research to test abdominal pressures during exercise conducted by physicians in Obstetrics and Gynecology, bioengineers, and exercise scientists at the University of Utah. Pressures will be recorded by a small tampon-shaped device (called a vaginal pressure sensor) which will be in the vagina during exercise. The vaginal pressure sensor is not FDA approved and is experimental. We will also test whether abdominal pressures measured in this way are reproducible, by measuring during two identical exercise sessions. Our long-term goal is to understand how much the activities women do increase the pressures in the abdomen. We think this is important because we don’t know what to tell women that have surgery or women that have certain conditions like urinary leakage or prolapse what is ‘too much’ in terms of activities. When we have a way to measure pressure, we can more scientifically counsel women so that they can be as active as possible without causing themselves problems. Your participation will last for the duration of two (approximately) one hour exercise sessions, which will be done in the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Compensation is offered for your time.
Janet Shaw, PhD
Name: Amy Orr
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