Survey of Patients' Knowledge and Opinions regarding the Use of Indwelling Urinary Catheters.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Feb;32(2):174-6
Authors: Greer SF, Sethi AK, Hecker MT, McKinney BL, Dumford Iii DM, Donskey CJ
In a survey of patients with short-term indwelling urinary catheters, 47% were aware that catheters cause urinary tract infections, 89% believed that catheters were not overused, and 68% preferred catheter placement rather than use of a bedside commode, bedpan, or diaper. Patient education is needed regarding the risks of urinary catheters.
PMID: 21460473 [PubMed - in process]