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Appl Nurs Res. 2014 Aug;27(3):170-4. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.12.002. Epub 2013 Dec 19.

Intermittent urethral catheterization-descriptive study at a Brazilian service.

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1
University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of nursing-Brazil, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900 Campus Universitário - Bairro Monte Alegre Ribeirão Preto - SP - Brazil CEP: 14040-902. Electronic address: amazzo@eerp.usp.br.
2
University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of nursing-Brazil, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900 Campus Universitário - Bairro Monte Alegre Ribeirão Preto - SP - Brazil CEP: 14040-902. Electronic address: valtuirduarte@gmail.com.
3
University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of nursing-Brazil, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900 Campus Universitário - Bairro Monte Alegre Ribeirão Preto - SP - Brazil CEP: 14040-902. Electronic address: beatrizjorge@usp.br.
4
University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of nursing-Brazil, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900 Campus Universitário - Bairro Monte Alegre Ribeirão Preto - SP - Brazil CEP: 14040-902. Electronic address: aline29nassiff@hotmail.com.
5
Hospital das Clínicas,University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto Medical School, São Paulo-Brazil, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, Monte Alegre, Ribeirão Preto - SP, CEP: 14040900. Electronic address: cbaccarin@hcrp.usp.br.
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Hospital das Clínicas,University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto Medical School, São Paulo-Brazil, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, Monte Alegre, Ribeirão Preto - SP, CEP: 14040900. Electronic address: marcelo.cassini@globo.com.
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Hospital das Clínicas,University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto Medical School, São Paulo-Brazil, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, Monte Alegre, Ribeirão Preto - SP, CEP: 14040900. Electronic address: ra.cris24@yahoo.com.br.
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University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of nursing-Brazil, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900 Campus Universitário - Bairro Monte Alegre Ribeirão Preto - SP - Brazil CEP: 14040-902. Electronic address: iamendes@usp.br.

Abstract

AIMS AND BACKGROUND:

The rehabilitation process of patients with neurogenic bladder involves psychosocial, cultural, political and economic human factors, representing a challenge for patients/caregivers as well as health professionals. This study was aimed at characterizing patients with neurogenic bladder who use intermittent urethral catheterization and were going through rehabilitation at a teaching hospital.

METHOD:

This descriptive study was undertaken in the interior of São Paulo State-Brazil. All ethical guidelines were complied with. To collect the data, interviews were held during nursing consultations with patients more than 18years of age suffering from neurogenic bladder who used intermittent urethral catheterization.

RESULTS:

Most patients had spinal cord trauma, are single, male and gain a low income. They have been using catheterization for several years, at irregular frequencies, using polyethylene catheters.

CONCLUSIONS:

No standardization exists in the accomplishment of the practices used and strategies are needed to remodel the service.

KEYWORDS:

Health education; Intermittent urethral catheterization; Nursing; Rehabilitation; Urinary bladder neurogenic dysfunction

PMID:
24559718
DOI:
10.1016/j.apnr.2013.12.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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