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Voiding diary: a tool to support the user of intermittent urinary catheters

Grant number: 13/06347-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing
Principal Investigator:Alessandra Mazzo
Grantee:Aline Nassiff
Host Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


Objective: the general aim of this study is propose, evaluate and validate the use of the voiding diary as a tool for assessment and monitoring of patients with neurogenic bladder in use of intermittent urinary catheters. Methodology: after ethical agreement, the research will be conducted in stages at the Rehabilitation Centre in the Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (CER/HCFMRP-USP), with patients older than 18 years, with neurogenic bladder, in use of urinary catheterization and / or their caregivers. Four different stages will be conducted as follow. Stage 1: Raise the social, economical and educational characters of the population assisted through the characterization records that patients and caregivers completed during the nursing consultation. Stage 2: Based on literature review, propose and validate by experts in appearance and content the voiding diary elaborated. Stage 3: Through structured data collection instrument check the evaluation of patients with neurogenic bladder in use of intermittent urinary catheters and / or their caregivers regarding the proposed voiding diary. Stage 4: After fabrication of the diaries and distribution to patients and / or caregivers of service for a period of three months identify through diaries and returned of the instrument already used, the difficulties in completing the voiding diary. Data analysis: data collected will be analyzed using descriptive statistics and the final results will be presented in the form of discursive report.

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