Quality of Life in Neurogenic Bladder Patients after Suprapubic Tube Placement
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.
-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