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Clean intermittent self catheterisation improves quality of life

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Patients who undertake clean intermittent self catheterisation (CISC) report that it is an easy and painless procedure that does not interfere with daily activities

This is the conclusion of a survey of 92 patients in Switzerland who performed CISC for bladder emptying problems.

Eighty per cent of patients reported that the procedure was easy to perform and 90% reported no pain or minimal pain. 60% of patients reported improved quality of life compared to 12% who complained of a deterioration. Poor quality of life was associated with sever pain caused by CISC.

Neurourology and Urodynamics (2009);28:1, 18-21

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