Development of a questionnaire specifically for patients with Ileal Orthotopic Neobladder (IONB)

  title={Development of a questionnaire specifically for patients with Ileal Orthotopic Neobladder (IONB)},
  author={Salvatore Siracusano and Mauro Niero and Cristina Lonardi and Maria Angela Cerruto and Stefano Ciciliato and Laura Toffoli and Francesco Visalli and Davide Massidda and Massimo Iafrate and Walter Artibani and Pier Francesco Bassi and Ciro Imbimbo and Marco Racioppi and Renato Talamini and Carolina Ackel D’Elia and Giovanni E Cacciamani and Davide De Marchi and Tommaso Silvestri and Paolo Verze and Emanuele Belgrano},
  booktitle={Health and quality of life outcomes},
BACKGROUND The ileal orthotopic neobladder (IONB) is often used in patients undergoing radical cystectomy. The IONB allows to void avoiding the disadvantages of the external urinary diversion.In IONB patients the quality of life (QoL) appears compromised by the need to urinate voluntarily. The patients need to wake up at night interrupting the sleep-wake rhythm with consequences on social and emotional life.At present the QoL in IONB patients is evaluated by generic questionnaires. These are… CONTINUE READING


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