Principal Investigator: Jeremy Myers
Keywords: Bladder Management , Spinal Cord Injury , Neurogenic Bladder Department: Urology
IRB Number: 00082971
Specialty: Urology, Urology, Urology
Sub Specialties: General Urology, Urinary Diversion, Neurogenic Bladder
Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Contact Information

Jeremy Myers
Vanessa.Bello@hsc.utah.edu
801-213-2780

Simple Summary

Our overarching goal is to create a better understanding of patient reported outcomes for three bladder management strategies (clean intermittent catheterization (CIC), indwelling catheter (IDC), and urinary diversion surgery. We will accomplish this through the following specific aims: 1) Compare overall patient reported quality of life for the three bladder management strategies: CIC, IDC, and urinary diversion.2) Compare patient reported urinary specific bother and complications for the three bladder management strategies: CIC, IDC, and urinary diversion.3) To understand the relationship between complication rates and overall quality of life for the three bladder management strategies: CIC, IDC, and urinary diversion.

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Participants with spinal cord injury.

2. Participants with neurogenic bladder.

3. Participants must be undergoing or starting at least one of the three bladder management treatments at the time of enrollment.

     a)  Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)

     b)  Have an Indwelling Catheter (IDC)

     c)  Have a Urinary Division/Bladder Augmentation

4.  Age 18 or older.

5.  Willingness and ability to comply with study procedures.

6.  Able to provide informed consent and authorization that the participant has been informed of all pertinent aspects of the study prior to enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients will be excluded that do not have neurogenic bladder, belong to a vulnerable population (pregnant, prisoners, mentally handicapped, etc..), or are less than 18 years of age.

Participant Reimbursement

Participants will receive a link to Amazon.com for $50.00 for completion of the first set of study questionnaires and an additional link to Amazon.com for $50.00 once all of the surveys have been fully completed at the end of one year.