Quality of Life in Neurogenic Bladder Patients after Suprapubic Tube Placement

Study ID
STU 072013-029

Cancer Related

Healthy Volunteers

Study Sites

  • UT Southwestern Ambulatory Services
  • Zale Lipshy University Hospital

Allison Beaver

Principal Investigator
Gary Lemack, M.D.


We have chosen to use the Patient Global improvement impact questionnaire (PGi-i) as our tool to evaluate patient satisfaction as it is a QoL measure that has been validated in the setting of urinary incontinence and prolapse to assess symptom improvement following an intervention without needing both a preoperative and postoperative questionnaire. it is a single item questionnaire and is easily answered by the patient, and if necessary in conjunction with a family member or caregiver. Many of our patients with SPC placed from 2010 onward, will have had preoperative and post-operative visual analogue single question pertaining to quality of life (VaS QoL) and Patient Global impression of Severity (PGi-S) as this has become part of our routine clinical practice. it will be possible to compare the PGi-i scores to these measures (VaS QoL and PGi-S) as well to further evaluate the reliability/efficacy of our QoL tools that has not previously been reported.

Participant Eligibility

-Neurogenic bladder patients who received SPC at Zale Lipshy hospital from 2003 to 2013 for long-term bladder management.
-18 years of age or older at time of SPC placement.
- male or female