Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Intermittent catheter users want more training

  • Comment

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.”

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs