Malaysia: Factors ID'd for Clean Intermittent Catheterization Compliance in Youth With Neurogenic Bladder

For children with neurogenic bladder, self-catheterization is associated with lower adherence to clean intermittent catheterization (CIC), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Simran K. Sidhu, from Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Malaysia, and colleagues identified factors that could affect CIC compliance and examined the association between CIC compliance and short-term urological outcomes in children with neurogenic bladder due to spina bifida and caudal regression syndrome. The validated Intermittent Catheterization Adherence Scale was used to assess patient compliance with CIC among 50 patients aged 2 to 18 years. The validated Intermittent Catheterization Difficulty Questionnaire (ICDQ) was used to assess CIC difficulties.

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