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Patient Satisfaction Regarding Timing of Clean Intermittent Self-Catheterization Teaching After Prolapse or Incontinence Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: May 10, 2008
Last updated: January 27, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
To compare patient satisfaction and anxiety scores between female subjects undergoing urinary incontinence and/or pelvic reconstructive surgery who are instructed preoperatively in the technique of clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC) by means of an instructional video and those who do not receive specific preoperative instruction in CISC, other than basic informed consent regarding risks of postoperative urinary retention.

Condition Intervention
Other: Educational video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Anxiety scores [ Time Frame: Baseline, after viewing educational video, after learning self-cathterization, 6 weeks post-operatively ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient satisfaction scores. [ Time Frame: Baseline, post-operatively at time of discharge from hopsital, 6 weeks post-operatively ]

Enrollment: 199
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 1
Randomized to not watching educational video about clean intermittent self-catheterization prior to prolapse/incontinence surgery.
Experimental: 2
Randomized to watch educational video about clean intermittent self-catheterization prior to prolapse/incontinence surgery.
Other: Educational video
Watching an educational video about clean intermittent self-catheterization prior to prolapse/incontinence surgery.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrollment will be offered to all women undergoing pelvic reconstructive and/or urinary incontinence surgery by the DIvision of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Magee Womens Hospital.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who have performed CISC in the past will be excluded.
  • Subjects whose score on the MMSE reflects dementia (<24) will be excluded.
  • Subjects anticipated to have placement of a suprapubic catheter placement at the time of surgery will be excluded.
  • Subjects deemed by the enrolling physician to be incapable of physically performing self-catheterization will be excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00678444

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Center for Female Bladder and Pelvic Health
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT00678444     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO07070018
Study First Received: May 10, 2008
Last Updated: January 27, 2016

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
Incomplete bladder emptying
Clean Intermittent Self-catheterization
Prolapse/incontinence surgery processed this record on April 28, 2017