:: Volume 2, Issue 3 (Military Caring Sciences 2015) ::
MCS 2015, 2(3): 143-149 Back to browse issues page
The effect of warm compresses on urinary retention in male patients after cardiac catheterization hospitalized in military hospitals
Hamid Seyedalangi1, Seyyed Azam Sajadi *2, Zahra Farsi3 , Esmaeil Mohamad Nejad4
1- Student of Master of Sciences in Nursing, Iran, Tehran, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Nursing.
2- Master of Sciences in Nursing, Instructor, Iran, Tehran, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Nursing, Medical- Surgical Department
3- Ph.D. in Nursing, Associate Professor, Iran, Tehran, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Nursing, Community Health Department.
4- Student of PhD Nursing, Iran, Tehran, shahid beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Nursing, Student research of committee.
Abstract:   (12598 Views)

Introduction: With the increasing use of cardiac catheterization and its accompanied complications such as urinary retention, finding out a safe and non-invasive way to solve this problem is essential. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of warm compresses on acute urinary retention following cardiac catheterization in male patients of military hospitals.

Materials and Methods: In this study 72 patients with cardiac catheterization case selected by simple sampling and assigned equally to 2 experimental and control groups. The study was based on a visual scale measuring (VAS) of the elimination time of urinary retention, severity of urinary retention before and after the intervention. Descriptive and analytical statistics of the Data were performed by SPSS (version 21). The results were statistically analyzed with T-test and P-value under 0.05.

Results: The results showed a significant difference in the severity of urinary retention of warm compresses group before and after the intervention, whereas the control group showed no significant difference. In addition, comparison of the removal time of urinary retention, showed the positive effect of the warm compresses intervention (p < 0.05).

Discussion and Conclusion: Given the positive effects of the warm compresses in relieving the severity of urinary retention and its elimination, in order to relieve the urinary retention, we suggest to use it prior to the catheterization of the supra-pubic area.

Keywords: Cardiac catheterization, Nursing, Urinary retention, Warm compresses.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/13 | Accepted: 2015/04/21 | Published: 2016/01/10



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