A 'wee' problem: Using Action Research to facilitate change in urine collection methods

Cambridge Publishing
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Neonatal, Paediatric & Child Health Nursing, 2009, 12 (1), pp. 15 - 19
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Collecting urine specimens from non-toilet trained children can be challenging, invasive and labour intensive, often resulting in distress for children and their families. Methods currently used to collect urine specimens include urine collection bags, in/out catheter or suprapubic aspiration (SPA), all of which are invasive. Several research studies undertaken in the UK suggest urine collection pads as an alternative method of collecting urine samples from non-toilet trained children.
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