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Pediatrics, catheterization


Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC) was first introduced by Lapides, et al, in 1972 and has revolutionized management of voiding dysfunction through decreasing urological complications. CIC is an invasive procedure where a clean catheter is introduced into the bladder in order to empty it. The procedure can be done by the patient or caregiver and is usually performed 4-5 times a day. The World Health Organization defines adherence as the extent to which a person’s behavior corresponds with agreed recommendations from a health care professional. Non-adherence to CIC causes many urological complications, including UTIs, epididymitis, and decreasing renal function. The purpose of this study is to discover the barriers that prevent adherence to CIC in pediatric patients.

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