Consumer-assistant education to reduce the occurrence of urinary tract infections among persons with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Consumer-assistant education to reduce the occurrence of urinary tract infections among persons with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46964.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 10, issue 3, pp 53-62
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article describes the outcomes of an educational intervention for consumers with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their personal assistants that focused on reducing the occurrence of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Sixty consumers were assigned to either a treatment group that received workshop training or to a control group that received no intervention training and completed phone interviews before and 6 months after the workshop or the baseline interview. Consumers with SCI who attended the educational workshop reported a decrease in the occurrence of UTIs over a 6-month period, compared to people not attending the workshop.
Author(s):
Hagglund, Kristofer J.; Clark, Mary J.; Schopp, Laura H.; Sherman, Ashley K.; Acuff, Michael E.
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