Journal article

What's the catch? Urine sample collection from young pre-continent children: a qualitative study in primary care.

Jonathan Kaufman, Lena Sanci, Meredith Temple-Smith

BJGP Open | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in young pre-continent children, but collecting urine samples is challenging. Collection methods all have limitations and international guidelines have conflicting recommendations. Choice of method must balance time, resources, invasiveness, reliability, and contamination. Evidence from primary care clinicians is limited regarding barriers and enablers to sample collection, and what factors inform the choice and use of different sample collection methods. AIM: To understand the barriers and enablers to collecting urine samples from young pre-continent children in primary care. DESIGN & SETTING: An exploratory qualitative study performed ..

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