Health-related Quality of Life of Patients With Neurogenic Bladder

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Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : July 1, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 14, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil

Brief Summary:
Bladder management has a major impact on the quality of life in patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction. This a prospective investigation of the effects of the method for bladder evacuation on the health-related quality of life in patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction. The changes in health-related quality of life over time (longitudinal investigation) and the differences between the different methods for bladder evacuation will be investigated. Patients will be given a standardized and validated questionnaire annually for 10 years.

Condition or disease
Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 250 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effects of Bladder Management on Health-related Quality of Life in Patients With Neurogenic Bladder
Study Start Date : December 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

neurogenic bladder dysfunction

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of life [ Time Frame: up to year 10 ]
    Qualiveen questionnaire

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. bladder evacuation method [ Time Frame: year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ]
    method for bladder evacuation (i.e. intermittent catheterization, condom urinal, reflex micturition, transurethral catheter, suprapubic catheter, sacral bladder stimulator, neuromodulation)

  2. urinary tract infections [ Time Frame: year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ]
    number of annual symptomatic urinary tract infections

  3. patient characteristics [ Time Frame: time 0 ]
    gender, age, type of neurogenic bladder dysfunction, duration of neurogenic bladder dysfunction

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
individuals with neurogenic bladder dysfunction

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with neurogenic bladder dysfunction

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Insufficient dexterity to fill in the questionnaire
  • Insufficient proficiency in the German or French language

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02179073

Swiss Paraplegic Centre
Nottwil, LU, Switzerland, 6207
Sponsors and Collaborators
Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil

Responsible Party: Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil Identifier: NCT02179073     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-02
First Posted: July 1, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 14, 2017
Last Verified: December 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Signs and Symptoms