Award Date

May 2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Occupational Therapy Doctorate


Brain Health

First Committee Member

Donnamarie Krause

Second Committee Member

Jefferson Kinney

Number of Pages



This quality improvement project used a pre-and post-survey to explore the effectiveness of an online learning module and determine if the approach increased occupation therapy practitioners' and occupational therapy students' perceived self-confidence and knowledge in pelvic floor therapy.The course was a pre-recorded module launched on Teachable. Participants were recruited through an online flyer posted on social media and email. The online module was open for 27 days, with 130 respondents in the pre-assessment and 99 who completed the module and the post-assessment. The use of an open-ended question was used to obtain qualitative data regarding the online course. The online module showed an improvement on participants' perceived self-confidence regarding the treatment of SUI in the pre-assessment (M=1.78, SD=.76) and post-assessment (M=3.72, SD=.62) conditions; t (68) =- 21.65, p<.001. Additionally, there was a significant difference in perceived knowledge of SUI for the scores for the pre-assessment (M=1.80, SD=.88) and the post-assessment (M=4.14, SD=.45) conditions; t (78) = -21.40, p=<.001, following the completion of the module. Thematic coding was performed on qualitative data. The results of this data showed an increased knowledge (51%) and the course was informative (26%). The result of this project indicate that the use of an online learning module is effective in improving occupational therapy practitioners' and students' perceived self-confidence and knowledge in pelvic health particularly as it relates to stress urinary incontinence.


Knoweldge; Pelvic Floor; Pelvic Floor Therapy; Pelvic Health; Self-Confidence; Womens Health


Occupational Therapy

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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