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Impact of intermittent catheterization on the quality of life of multiple sclerosis patients.
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PMID:  23292297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Lower urinary tract dysfunction is common in multiple sclerosis (MS). The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the impact of intermittent catheterization (IC) on the quality of life of patients affected by MS. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2009, we admitted 23 patients to teach them the technique of IC. Their quality of life was evaluated before and more than 6 months after the beginning of learning the technique, when the urinary situation was stable. Two questionnaires were used: one specific for urinary disorders (QUALIVEEN(®)) and one general (SF-36(®)). RESULTS: Twenty-two patients followed this different way of bladder emptying. More than 6 months (9.3 ± 3 months on average) after first learning to use IC, the impact of urinary disorders explored by Qualiveen(®) had significantly decreased (the overall quality of life; bother with limitation; fears; feelings; Wilcoxon's test, respectively p = 0.004; 0.007; 0.02; 0.02) while the quality of life was not diminished. CONCLUSION: Intermittent catheterization (IC) in association with overall urinary management, among patients affected by MS, is well accepted and reduces the impact of urinary dysfunction on their quality of life.
E Castel-Lacanal; X Gamé; X De Boissezon; J Guillotreau; E Braley-Berthoumieux; C Terracol; D Gasq; M Labrunee; F Viala; P Rischmann; M Clanet; P Marque
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of urology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-8726     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Urol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307716     Medline TA:  World J Urol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Service de medecine physique et réadaptation, CHU de Rangueil, 1 avenue Jean Poulhès, TSA 50032, 31059, Toulouse Cedex, France,
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