Journal article

Children and youth with myelomeningocele's independence in managing clean intermittent catheterization in familiar settings

Marie Donlau, Christine Imms, Gunilla Glad Mattsson, Sven Mattsson, Anna Sjors, Trobjorn Falkmer

ACTA PAEDIATRICA | WILEY | Published : 2011


AIM: To examine the ability of children and youth with myelomeningocele to independently manage clean intermittent catheterization. METHODS: There were 50 participants with myelomeningocele (5-18 years); 13 of them had also participated in a previous hospital-based study. Their abilities and interest in completing the toilet activity were examined at home or in school using an interview and the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM). Actual performance was observed and rated. Background variables were collected from medical records and KatAD+E tests. RESULTS: In total, 48% were observed to perform the toilet activity independently, in comparison with 74% who self-reported independe..

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