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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