Is the CABIC Clean Intermittent Catheterization Patient Education Effective?

Maureen Le Danseur, Sonja E. Stutzman, Jennifer Wilson, Isabelle Sislak, Daiwai M. Olson

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Purpose: This study examined the effectiveness of the consensus model (Clinical Advisory Board for Intermittent Catheterization [CABIC] method) for teaching clean intermittent self-catheterization (ISC). The primary hypothesis was that the CABIC method of teaching ISC would result in higher ISC knowledge and performance scores. Design: Prospective, non-randomized, pre-post study of an educational intervention of ISC education with nursing students. Methods: Nursing students completed a self-report pre/posttest, education of the CABIC method, and video recording of the CABIC method using same-gendered manikins. The Le Danseur Instrument (LDI) was used to grade the video-recorded demonstration. Findings: Fifty participants completed three phases of the study. Paired t test showed statistically significant improvement in ISC knowledge. A mean score of 92-93 demonstrated a high level of participant education retention. Conclusions: The CABIC method of teaching clean ISC is associated with improvement in generalized clean ISC knowledge and performance scores. Clinical Relevance: The CABIC method can be integrated into clinical practice as an evidence-based approach to teaching ISC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalRehabilitation Nursing
StateAccepted/In press - 2016


  • Clean intermittent catheterization
  • Intermittent catheterization
  • Intermittent self-catheterization
  • Patient education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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