Conducting invasive urodynamics in primary care: qualitative interview study examining experiences of patients and healthcare professionals

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Conducting invasive urodynamics in primary care : qualitative interview study examining experiences of patients and healthcare professionals. / Milosevic, Sarah ; Joseph-Williams, Natalie; Pell, Bethan ; Cain, Elizabeth ; Hackett, Robyn ; Murdoch, Ffion ; Ahmed, Haroon; Allen, A Joy ; Bray, Alison ; Clarke, Samantha ; Drake, Marcus J. ; Drinnan, Michael ; Hood, Kerenza; Schatzberger, Tom ; Takwoingi, Yemisi; Thomas-Jones, Emma ; White, Raymond ; Edwards, Adrian; Harding, Christopher.

In: Diagnostic and Prognostic Research, Vol. 5, 10, 18.05.2021.

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Milosevic, S, Joseph-Williams, N, Pell, B, Cain, E, Hackett, R, Murdoch, F, Ahmed, H, Allen, AJ, Bray, A, Clarke, S, Drake, MJ, Drinnan, M, Hood, K, Schatzberger, T, Takwoingi, Y, Thomas-Jones, E, White, R, Edwards, A & Harding, C 2021, 'Conducting invasive urodynamics in primary care: qualitative interview study examining experiences of patients and healthcare professionals', Diagnostic and Prognostic Research, vol. 5, 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41512-021-00100-y

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Milosevic, S., Joseph-Williams, N., Pell, B., Cain, E., Hackett, R., Murdoch, F., Ahmed, H., Allen, A. J., Bray, A., Clarke, S., Drake, M. J., Drinnan, M., Hood, K., Schatzberger, T., Takwoingi, Y., Thomas-Jones, E., White, R., Edwards, A., & Harding, C. (2021). Conducting invasive urodynamics in primary care: qualitative interview study examining experiences of patients and healthcare professionals. Diagnostic and Prognostic Research, 5, [10]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41512-021-00100-y

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Milosevic, Sarah ; Joseph-Williams, Natalie ; Pell, Bethan ; Cain, Elizabeth ; Hackett, Robyn ; Murdoch, Ffion ; Ahmed, Haroon ; Allen, A Joy ; Bray, Alison ; Clarke, Samantha ; Drake, Marcus J. ; Drinnan, Michael ; Hood, Kerenza ; Schatzberger, Tom ; Takwoingi, Yemisi ; Thomas-Jones, Emma ; White, Raymond ; Edwards, Adrian ; Harding, Christopher. / Conducting invasive urodynamics in primary care : qualitative interview study examining experiences of patients and healthcare professionals. In: Diagnostic and Prognostic Research. 2021 ; Vol. 5.

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title = "Conducting invasive urodynamics in primary care: qualitative interview study examining experiences of patients and healthcare professionals",
abstract = "BackgroundInvasive urodynamics is used to investigate the causes of lower urinary tract symptoms; a procedure usually conducted in secondary care by specialist practitioners. No study has yet investigated the feasibility of carrying out this procedure in a non-specialist setting. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore, using qualitative methodology, the feasibility and acceptability of conducting invasive urodynamic testing in primary care.MethodsSemi-structured interviews were conducted during the pilot phase of the PriMUS study, in which men experiencing bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms underwent invasive urodynamic testing along with a series of simple index tests in a primary care setting. Interviewees were 25 patients invited to take part in the PriMUS study and 18 healthcare professionals involved in study delivery. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using a framework approach.ResultsPatients generally found the urodynamic procedure acceptable and valued the primary care setting due to its increased accessibility and familiarity. Despite some logistical issues, facilitating invasive urodynamic testing in primary care was also a positive experience for urodynamic nurses. Initial issues with general practitioners receiving and utilising the results of urodynamic testing may have limited the potential benefit to some patients. Effective approaches to study recruitment included emphasising the benefits of the urodynamic test and maintaining contact with potential participants by telephone. Patients{\textquoteright} relationship with their general practitioner was an important influence on study participation.ConclusionsConducting invasive urodynamics in primary care is feasible and acceptable and has the potential to benefit patients. Facilitating study procedures in a familiar primary care setting can impact positively on research recruitment. However, it is vital that there is a support network for urodynamic nurses and expertise available to help interpret urodynamic results.",
author = "Sarah Milosevic and Natalie Joseph-Williams and Bethan Pell and Elizabeth Cain and Robyn Hackett and Ffion Murdoch and Haroon Ahmed and Allen, {A Joy} and Alison Bray and Samantha Clarke and Drake, {Marcus J.} and Michael Drinnan and Kerenza Hood and Tom Schatzberger and Yemisi Takwoingi and Emma Thomas-Jones and Raymond White and Adrian Edwards and Christopher Harding",
year = "2021",
month = may,
day = "18",
doi = "10.1186/s41512-021-00100-y",
language = "English",
volume = "5",
journal = "Diagnostic and Prognostic Research",
issn = "2397-7523",
publisher = "Springer",

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T1 - Conducting invasive urodynamics in primary care

T2 - qualitative interview study examining experiences of patients and healthcare professionals

AU - Milosevic, Sarah

AU - Joseph-Williams, Natalie

AU - Pell, Bethan

AU - Cain, Elizabeth

AU - Hackett, Robyn

AU - Murdoch, Ffion

AU - Ahmed, Haroon

AU - Allen, A Joy

AU - Bray, Alison

AU - Clarke, Samantha

AU - Drake, Marcus J.

AU - Drinnan, Michael

AU - Hood, Kerenza

AU - Schatzberger, Tom

AU - Takwoingi, Yemisi

AU - Thomas-Jones, Emma

AU - White, Raymond

AU - Edwards, Adrian

AU - Harding, Christopher

PY - 2021/5/18

Y1 - 2021/5/18

N2 - BackgroundInvasive urodynamics is used to investigate the causes of lower urinary tract symptoms; a procedure usually conducted in secondary care by specialist practitioners. No study has yet investigated the feasibility of carrying out this procedure in a non-specialist setting. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore, using qualitative methodology, the feasibility and acceptability of conducting invasive urodynamic testing in primary care.MethodsSemi-structured interviews were conducted during the pilot phase of the PriMUS study, in which men experiencing bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms underwent invasive urodynamic testing along with a series of simple index tests in a primary care setting. Interviewees were 25 patients invited to take part in the PriMUS study and 18 healthcare professionals involved in study delivery. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using a framework approach.ResultsPatients generally found the urodynamic procedure acceptable and valued the primary care setting due to its increased accessibility and familiarity. Despite some logistical issues, facilitating invasive urodynamic testing in primary care was also a positive experience for urodynamic nurses. Initial issues with general practitioners receiving and utilising the results of urodynamic testing may have limited the potential benefit to some patients. Effective approaches to study recruitment included emphasising the benefits of the urodynamic test and maintaining contact with potential participants by telephone. Patients’ relationship with their general practitioner was an important influence on study participation.ConclusionsConducting invasive urodynamics in primary care is feasible and acceptable and has the potential to benefit patients. Facilitating study procedures in a familiar primary care setting can impact positively on research recruitment. However, it is vital that there is a support network for urodynamic nurses and expertise available to help interpret urodynamic results.

AB - BackgroundInvasive urodynamics is used to investigate the causes of lower urinary tract symptoms; a procedure usually conducted in secondary care by specialist practitioners. No study has yet investigated the feasibility of carrying out this procedure in a non-specialist setting. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore, using qualitative methodology, the feasibility and acceptability of conducting invasive urodynamic testing in primary care.MethodsSemi-structured interviews were conducted during the pilot phase of the PriMUS study, in which men experiencing bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms underwent invasive urodynamic testing along with a series of simple index tests in a primary care setting. Interviewees were 25 patients invited to take part in the PriMUS study and 18 healthcare professionals involved in study delivery. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using a framework approach.ResultsPatients generally found the urodynamic procedure acceptable and valued the primary care setting due to its increased accessibility and familiarity. Despite some logistical issues, facilitating invasive urodynamic testing in primary care was also a positive experience for urodynamic nurses. Initial issues with general practitioners receiving and utilising the results of urodynamic testing may have limited the potential benefit to some patients. Effective approaches to study recruitment included emphasising the benefits of the urodynamic test and maintaining contact with potential participants by telephone. Patients’ relationship with their general practitioner was an important influence on study participation.ConclusionsConducting invasive urodynamics in primary care is feasible and acceptable and has the potential to benefit patients. Facilitating study procedures in a familiar primary care setting can impact positively on research recruitment. However, it is vital that there is a support network for urodynamic nurses and expertise available to help interpret urodynamic results.

U2 - 10.1186/s41512-021-00100-y

DO - 10.1186/s41512-021-00100-y

M3 - Article

VL - 5

JO - Diagnostic and Prognostic Research

JF - Diagnostic and Prognostic Research

SN - 2397-7523

M1 - 10

ER -