Sechrist, Karen R.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Nursing
Urinary catheterization; Urinary stress incontinence; Bowel and bladder training
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of bladder training by intermittent clamping of the catheter with decreasing frequency in prevention of post-catheterization incontinence and urinary retention. The study involved 50 medical patients, with 25 in the control group and 25 in the experimental group. All subjects were catheterized for periods of one week to one month. Subjects in the experimental group had bladder training by intermittent clamping of the catheter with decreasing frequency for 24 hours prior to catheter removal while the control group had the catheter directly removed with no preliminary bladder training. Of the patients in the control group, 14 (57%) experienced at least one episod of urinary retention or incontinence, while only five (20%) of those in the experimental group experienced such episode (p<0.01). Bladder training by intermittent clamping of the catheter with decreasing frequency is thereby recommended for further investigation in the prevention of post-catheterization urinary retention and incontinence.
Duchene, Pamela, "The effectiveness of bladder training in prevention of post-catheterization incontinence and urinary retention" (1982). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5589.
iv, 42 pages
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