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.

participate in the seltzer study.

Purpose Of The Research Study

The purpose of this research study is to see if there is a link between seltzer water consumption and urinary urgency and urinary leakage in women.

This study will collect information about your urination habits, how much you drink and the impact your urinary habits have on your life. This study will be conducted through an online anonymous survey.

Participants must be:

  • Women between the ages of 18-100 years old.
  •  Experience urinary urgency or urinary frequency or have a diagnosis of overactive bladder.

Participants may NOT be:

  • Pregnant
  • Have a history of bladder cancer
  • Previously had pelvic radiation

Other Key Information

This study will be conducted through an anonymous online survey and will take approximately 15 minutes of your time.

Foreseeable Risk And Benefits

By taking this survey you agree to participate in this study and permit us to use the information collected.
The study risks include potential breach of confidentiality that will be minimized by not collecting any
information that can be used to identify you.

This survey will be about voiding patterns which some may find embarrassing. All information collected is
anonymous and cannot be used to identify you.

You will not benefit personally from being in this study. However, we hope that, in the future, other people might benefit from this study because we will better understand 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.


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