Exploration of health-related quality of life areas that may distinguish between continent diversion and ileal conduit patients.

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OBJECTIVES We explored the specific impact of urinary diversion type on HRQOL in men after cystectomy for bladder cancer. Our intent was to provide a basis for the development of a diversion-specific instrument. METHODS We invited 13 ileal conduit and 12 orthotopic urinary diversion (neo-bladder) male patients to several open-ended interviews. We explored… (More)

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