Table 3

Patient perception of problem and satisfaction with current urinary symptoms at 3 and 6 months and 6 years presented by randomisation group.

Continence Nurse Practitioner

Standard Care



Total number of individuals

Number of individuals with event

Total number of individuals

Number of individuals with event

Difference (95% CI; p-value)


    Mild or no problem

3 months

2468

819 (74%)

614

416 (68%)

6% (2% to 10%; p = 0.003)

6 months

2181

1721 (79%)

545

380 (70%)

9% (5% to 13%; p < 0.001)

Long term follow-up (6 Years)

2104

1474 (70%)

589

406 (69%)

1% (-3 to 5%;p = 0.6)

    Satisfied with current urinary symptoms for rest of life

3 months

2498

1294 (52%)

618

276 (45%)

7% (3% to 12%; p = 0.001)

6 months

2236

1428 (64%)

546

289 (53%)

11% (6% to 16%; p < 0.001)

Long term follow-up (6 Years)

2109

1152 (55%)

591

306 (52%)

3% (-2 to 7%; P = 0.2)


Williams et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:58   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-58

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