Studies of bladder sensations are often invasive and therefore aggravating for patients with an overactive bladder. Aim of this PhD research was the development of non-invasive methods and an understandable and applicable terminology to evaluate bladder sensations. In focus groups, a constant urine production was generated by a so-called ‘water load protocol’. This protocol, combined with a constant focus on the bladder, offers the possibility to evaluate in a non-invasive way the origin of the sensation of having to urinate, and to establish a clear and applicable terminology. Also by keeping a sensation-related urination diary that contains a scale for the degree of the urge and the degree of bladder fullness, bladder sensations can be evaluated.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||1 Nov 2012|
|Place of Publication||Maastrcht|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|