Cooled Plain Lubricant Jelly in Preventing the Pain of Urethral Catheterization: A Randomized Trial

Cooled Plain Lubricant Jelly in Preventing the Pain of Urethral Catheterization: A Randomized Trial
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Title:Cooled Plain Lubricant Jelly in Preventing the Pain of Urethral Catheterization: A Randomized Trial
Author/Abstract:Marjohn M. Morano, MD; Antonio L. Anastacio, MD; Cesar Alfred C. Alaban, MD and Isaac David E. Ampil II, MD

Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center

Objective: To determine the efficacy of cooled plain lubricant jelly in preventing pain during urethral catheterization compared to plain lubricant jelly at room temperature. Materials and Methods: This study is randomized, single-blind trial conducted at UERMMMC from June 1 to October 1, 2007. The patients were allocated to two groups: group 1 (control)- using plain lubricant jelly at room temperature (22 ºC), group 2 (experimental)- using cooled plain lubricant jelly (2 ºC to 6 ºC). Intraurethral administration of lubricant jelly preceded urethral catheterization. VAS for pain perception measurement was used pre and post urethral catheterization. The mean differences in pain score per group were compared using the t-test. Results: There were 20 patients in the control group and 20 patients in the experimental group. Post catheterization VAS scores was lower in the experimental group compared to control group (p=0.0157). The mean difference in VAS scores pre and post-catheterization in the control and experimental groups were also statistically significant (p= 5 x 10-6). Conclusion: Our study showed that pain scores during urethral catheterization using cooled lubricant jelly were lower compared to that using lubricant jelly at room temperature. 

Key words: cooled lubricant jelly, urethral catheterization, visual analog scales (VAS)
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