Self-Catheterization Mirror System for Female Patients

Technology
General health
Online since 10 November 2022, updated 516 days ago

About this trial

The purpose of this study is to test a modified mirror system for female patients to use during self-catheterization....

Included participants

Gender
Female
Age
≥ 13 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    Many female patients have difficulties with self-catheterization. Mirrors currently used for this procedure have limited stability and visibility to easily view the urethral opening during catheterization, particularly for individuals with motor impairments. This can be especially frustrating because catheterization is performed frequently throughout the day and may need to occur at home or in public facilities. The purpose of this study is to test the usability and efficacy of a modified self-catheterization mirror system for female patients. The modified self-catheterization mirror system makes adjustments to a standard, hospital-provided cathing mirror to help female patients with a range of motor abilities catheterize themselves in various postures and settings. Namely, the system offers (1) an alternative way to hold the mirror, by suspending it between the legs rather than attaching it to the toilet, and (2) lights that can be turned on for improved visibility during the self-catheterization process.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

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

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 11 Jan 2022
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 11 Jan 2022
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    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