The App is amazing. It’s a wonderful idea. I am absolutely sure it will help many children, parents, and also the consultants and nurses in urology that care for these children. Feedback from parent.

Young people aged between 10 and 19 years with daytime wetting and urgency are needed provide feedback on an exciting new smartphone app.

Researchers at the University of Bristol are developing a smartphone app (called URApp) to help young people with daytime wetting and urgency (sudden urges to go to the toilet to urinate). It provides discreet reminders, and is an easy way to record drinks and toilet visits. There are charts to track progress, and a reward system. 

A prototype (early version) of the app is now ready and we are looking for young people to help us test it. We would also like young people to give us feedback on how we can improve the app.

What young people who've tested the app are saying: 

It got a lot better. During the day I have stopped having accidents. My symptoms were getting better each week. It’s got everything it needs, but it’s simple… Perfect graphics! 

Who can take part?

We are looking for 15 to 20 young people aged 10 to 19 years who currently have daytime wetting or urgency. You don’t need to have used an app before.

What will I be asked to do?

We will help you download the app so you can use it for a couple of weeks, then a researcher will ask you to give some feedback about the app. We will use Skype or telephone for the feedback. We will also ask you to fill in some online questionnaires.

How do I find out more?

You can view the study information and download consent forms by clicking on the links below:

Information sheet for young people aged 16-19 years
Consent form for young people aged 16-19 years

Information sheet for young people aged 10-15 years 
Assent form for young people aged 10-15 years

Information sheet for parents of young people aged 10-15 years
Parent consent and child assent for 10-15 year olds

Who is funding the study?

The project is led by Dr Carol Joinson and is funded by a Medical Research Council Grant from the University of Bristol’s Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research. Members of the research team include researchers and doctors who are experts in continence problems.

Further information and contact details

We would particularly like to get more feedback from teenagers with daytime wetting and urgency aged between 13 and 19 years.

If you are interested in finding out more about the study please read the information pack and contact us by email or phone (or ask your parent/carer to contact us):

Lucy Beasant and Katie Whale (researchers) 
Email: [email protected] or [email protected] 
Telephone: Lucy: 0117 428 3107 or Katie: 0117 428 3106

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