UAB Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Needs Participants for Study on Bladder Control

Posted on March 20, 2007 at 9:30 a.m.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking participants for a one-day study to determine the relationship between a person’s ability to sense the need to urinate and the ability to control bladder function.

People who have suffered a spinal cord injury and are between ages 19 and 60, or those who have suffered a spinal cord injury within the last six months to three years are eligible to participate. Between 250,000 and 400,000 individuals in the United States have spinal cord injuries, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.