Teaching self-catheterization skills to children with neurogenic bladder complications.


We examined the effects of simulation training on the acquisition of self-catheterization skills in 2 female children with spina bifida. Based on a task analysis, the children were taught to perform on a doll each of the components of preparation, and, using a mirror to locate the urinary meatus, to insert and remove the catheter and to clean-up. Before, during, and after training, the children's performance of the skills on the doll and on themselves was assessed. Results of a multiple baseline design across subjects and skill components showed that doll training facilitated the children's acquisition of self-catheterization skills.

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@article{Neef1989TeachingSS, title={Teaching self-catheterization skills to children with neurogenic bladder complications.}, author={Nancy A Neef and J. Michael Parrish and Kara Hannigan and Terry J Page and Brian A. Iwata}, journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis}, year={1989}, volume={22 3}, pages={237-43} }