An evaluation of bladder emptying methods and the effect of demographic and clinical factors on spontaneous voiding frequency in stroke patients
Neurological Sciences, 06/29/2012
Ersoz M et al. – The majority of stroke patients were able to void spontaneously and the spontaneous voiding frequency increased at follow–up. The spontaneous voiding frequency was low in geriatric and single–divorced subgroups. The method in which the most changes occurred was intermittent catheterization (IC).
- In this study, the bladder emptying methods at different stages of the post–stroke period along with the effects of demographic and clinical parameters on spontaneous voiding frequency were investigated.
- The frequencies of bladder emptying methods at admission to the rehabilitation clinic, after neurourological and urodynamic assessment and at home after discharge were spontaneous voiding (SV) 51/99 (51.5 %), 62/99 (62.6 %), 73/99 (73.7 %), emptying without a urinary catheter + an external collector system (EWUC + ECS) 24/99 (24.2 %), 18/99 (18.2 %), 17/99 (17.2 %), intermittent catheterization (IC) 1/99 (1.0 %), 15/99 (15.2 %), 6/99 (6.1 %), indwelling urethral catheter (IUC) 23/99 (23.2 %), 4/99 (4.0 %) and 3/99 (3.0 %), respectively.
- Lower spontaneous voiding frequencies were observed in single–divorced and geriatric individuals (p < 0.05).
- The number of patients who modified the method at home was 2/62 for SV, 5/18 for EWUC + ECS, 9/15 for IC, and 2/4 for IUC.
- The majority of stroke patients were able to void spontaneously and the spontaneous voiding frequency increased at follow–up.