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BARRIERS, COMPLICATIONS, ADHERENCE AND SELF-REPORTED QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS USING INTERMITTENT CATHETERIZATION
Brief Description - The aims of this study of men and women using intermittent catheterization (IC) to manage chronic urinary retention are to: 1) Examine general health-related quality of life (HRQoL). 2) To identify difficulties encountered using intermittent catheterization. 3) To examine adherence to intermittent catheterization (urethral) instructions. 4) To describe the complications associated with intermittent catheterization (urethral). 5) To identify characteristics related to HRQoL.
This pilot study will use a cross-sectional, survey design to gather data related to general health related quality of life among patients using intermittent catheterization to manage chronic urinary retention.Data will also be collected to describe complications that these patients have experienced while using this intervention, the barriers that they perceive to implementing it, and their adherence to their prescribed catheterization schedule.
Subjects for this study will be men and women >18 years who have been diagnosed with chronic urinary retention and who manage their bladder problem(s) using self-intermittent catheterization.
Please call 412-624-1210 to find out more about the study.