Heart Rate Variability and Anxiety During Urinary Bladder Catheterization

Mental health
Online since 10 November 2022, updated 516 days ago

About this trial

This is a prospective, randomised study investigating the physical and psychological experience of intermittent catherization in adult individuals following spinal cord injury (SCI)....

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 70 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    Given that intermittent catheterization is the recommended method of bladder management in individuals with SCI, it is crucial that the potentially negative cardiovascular and psychological responses to this procedure are examined. Individuals will undergo self-catherization, then two standard of care catherization procedures performed by an experienced urology nurse, while either blinded to or aware of time of catheterization. Continuous cardiovascular monitoring will be in place throughout all three procedures. Assessment of anxiety will be administered pre- and post- each procedure.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Mental health

    Additional benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jan 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jan 2023
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more