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Participate In The Seltzer Study


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To improve the health of our patients, NYU Langone Health is conducting a research study in conjunction
with the National Association for Continence to study the association between urinary urgency and
seltzer water consumption.

You are being invited to take part in this research study. Your participation is voluntary which means you
can choose whether or not you want to take part in this study.

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Purpose Of The Research Study

The aim of this research study is to investigate whether there exists a correlation between women’s consumption of seltzer water and their experience of urinary urgency and urinary leakage.

We will gather information regarding your urination patterns, your fluid intake, and how your urinary habits affect your daily life. Conducting an online anonymous survey will facilitate this study.

Eligible participants should be:

  • Women aged between 18 and 100 years.
  • Experiencing urinary urgency, urinary frequency, or diagnosed with overactive bladder.

Ineligible participants should not:

  • Be pregnant.
    Have a history of bladder cancer.
    Have undergone pelvic radiation treatment.

Other Key Information

We will conduct this study through an anonymous online survey, requiring approximately 15 minutes of your time.

Foreseeable Risk And Benefits

By participating in this survey, you consent to being part of this study and grant us permission to utilize the gathered information.

Potential risks of the study involve the possibility of a breach of confidentiality, which we will mitigate by abstaining from collecting any identifiable information.

The survey will focus on voiding patterns, a topic that some may find embarrassing. Rest assured, all data collected will remain anonymous and incapable of identifying you.

While you won’t receive personal benefits from participating, we anticipate potential future benefits for others as we aim to enhance our understanding of triggers for urinary urgency.

Completing survey implies consent.

For questions and concerns regarding any of this information, contact

If you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a research subject, you should speak with the Principal Investigator listed on top of the page 1 of this consent form. If a member of the research team cannot be reached or you want to talk to someone other than those working on the study, you may contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (212) 263-4110.



Women:  Contribute to a meaningful survey on incontinence. Your insights will shed light on the real challenges and stigmas associated with this condition, and shape future improvements. Share your story to drive positive change!

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