A Female Urinary Diversion Device for Military Women in the Deployed Environment
Technical Report,01 Jul 2012,31 May 2016
GENEVA FOUNDATION TACOMA WA TACOMA United States
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Purpose The purpose of this study was 1 to explore the utility of a female urinary diversion device FUDD as a self-care measure for female urination in the deployment environment, and 2 determine if there are differences in self-reported urinary symptoms between an intervention group and control group of deployed military women MW. Design This feasibility study design consisted of a randomized controlled trial intervention group IG and control group CG with repeated measures. Methods Both groups completed a Predeployment Baseline Assessment Form. The IG received two FUDDs and instructions. They completed the Urination and FUDD Use during Deployment Survey at 3 and 6 months during deployment. The CG completed the Urination during Deployment Survey at 3 and 6 months during deployment. Sample MW n 94 deployed for 6 months to austere locations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom OEF were recruited from an SRC. They were randomly assigned to the IG n 61 or CG n 33. Of the 61 military women randomized to the IG, twenty-two completed the three-month questionnaire and twenty-six completed the six-month questionnaire. Of the 33 individuals randomized to the CG, seven completed the three-month questionnaire and six completed the six-month questionnaire.