BERKELEY, CA (UroToday.com) - Advice and support for IC/BPS patients should be given before starting medical therapy. A standard IC/BPS advice checklist is a practical tool to make sure all health care topics are covered. Physician advice and support can have a significant positive effect on quality of life for IC/BPS sufferers.
Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Advice Checklist
|1||Validate to the patient that they have IC/BPS||[ ]|
|2||Explain IC/BPS is a chronic disease requiring a long-term health-care plan||[ ]|
|3||Encourage water hydration||[ ]|
|4||Recommend a bowel program||[ ]|
|5||Explain dietary restrictions||[ ]|
|6||Discuss sexual therapy||[ ]|
|7||Explain stress reduction||[ ]|
|8||Discuss support resources||[ ]|
Philip C. Bosch as part of Beyond the Abstract on UroToday.com. This initiative offers a method of publishing for the professional urology community. Authors are given an opportunity to expand on the circumstances, limitations etc... of their research by referencing the published abstract.
Department of Urology, Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA USA