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Authors

  1. Wilde, Mary H. RN, PhD
  2. Zhang, Feng RN, BS
  3. Fairbanks, Eileen RN, MS, PNP
  4. Shah, Shivani MPH
  5. McDonald, Margaret V. MSW
  6. Brasch, Judith RN, MS

Abstract

A long-term indwelling urinary catheter intervention was tested in a randomized trial that is described in this article. The perceived value of the intervention to the catheter users, one of the study's specific aims, was assessed at the end of their 12-month participation and is reported here. Study participants' responses, our findings, and implications for home healthcare are discussed.