Intermittent catheter users need more training in order to incorporate the process into their lives, say researchers.
The study looked at 34 people with an average age of 42 years who used intermittent catheterisation.
Six major areas for improvement were identified including ‘knowing the body’, ‘practicing intermittent catheterisation and ‘making intermittent catheterisation a part of life’.
While some people chose which catheter they wanted to use, many did not because of insurance constraints.
Some people developed knowledge of how to balance the procedure with fluid intake and activities.
The authors said: “The lack of acceptable bathrooms can interfere with being able to go to work, travel or be with friends and family.
“All using intermittent catheterisation should have adequate insurance coverage when this is needed.”