Karen Roberts, Raj
• The purpose of the study was to investigate the options for women who were diagnosed with early signs of cervical cancer following a radical hysterectomy. • Options included using a intermittent self catheter (ISC) and a suprapubic catheter (SPC)
About the researchers
Both authors are from Gateshead Health NHS Trust
• Karen Roberts: Nurse Consultant
The main focus of Karen’s research has been in the areas of cancer survivorship, examining the effect of cancer treatment on sexual functioning. (http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sches/research/ches/disability_LTC/staffprofiles/karen_roberts/)
• Raj Naik: Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist.
Research interests are optimising surgical treatment of cervical cancer and ultra radical surgery in ovarian cancer. http://www.excellence-in-oncology.org/node/534
• • • • Madersbacher and Weissteiner 1977 McConville 2002 Edwards et al 2004 Pilloni et al 2005
To explore whether the proven benefits of ISC in non cancer can be confirmed in the postoperative bladder care of women with a mid line laparotomy wound following a radical hysterectomy.
Quantitative: ‘Quantitative research is a broad, umbrella term for research that uses methods that collect evidence that can be transformed into numerical data and are based on a positivist position.’ (Procter et al 2010)
The study population is made up of • 40 women (median age of 45) • All had the same operation radical hysterectomy following early signs of cervical cancer.
• Convenience sampling is a non-probability sampling technique where subjects are selected because of their convenient accessibility and proximity to the...