Voiding Assessment at Home versus the Office in Women with Voiding Difficulty Following Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

November 02, 2018
OB Gyn
Keisha Jones, MD
Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA
To evaluate the patient satisfaction with and assess the safety and accuracy of voiding assessment remotely after removal of Foley catheter at home by the patient or her caregiver compared to removal at the office by a healthcare provider in patients who diagnosed with voiding difficulty after pelvic reconstructive surgery.

Inclusion Criteria:
1.) Post-operative voiding difficulty requiring catheterization as assessed above.
2.) Age 18 years and over.

Exclusion Criteria:
1.) Dementia.
2.) Medical and physical handicaps which may interfere with manipulation of the catheter and syringe such as arthritis of the hands, muscle weakness and morbid obesity and lack of a person who can do that for her.
3.) Inability to understand Foley removal instructions and no co-inhabitant who understands Foley removal instructions.
4.) Foley catheter necessary for indications other than post-operative urinary retention/post-operative urinary dysfunction.

2-4 weeks post surgery.
Pam Behrens