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Catheterization is the introduction of a catheter into the body. This may be for investigatory or interventional reasons.

Psychologists have researched a number of aspects in this area

Self catheterization[edit | edit source]

The self introduction of catheters may be necessary in the treatment of some disorders. Psychologists have been interested in the best ways of teaching this.

Main article: Self-catheterization

Stress of catheterization[edit | edit source]

Catheterization can be a stressful experience in both children and adults and psychologists have looked at ways of measuring this and of ameliorating its effects through psychological preparation

Main article: Stress of catheterization

Attitudes towards catheterization[edit | edit source]

Because of the stress involved psychologists have been interested in evaluating the attitudes of both staff and patients towards the procedure.

Main article: Attitudes of staff towards catheteization
Main article: Attitudes of patients towards catheterization

Catheterization of animals[edit | edit source]

Catheterization is reported in animals exploring the techniques used for experimental purposes but also as a stress model for the effects of catheterization in humans.

Main article: Catheterization in animals


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