- مبلغ: ۸۶,۰۰۰ تومان
- مبلغ: ۹۱,۰۰۰ تومان
Introduction Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect 3e8% of febrile children annually, but correctly diagnosing UTI in young children can present a challenge. Diagnosis requires a noncontaminated urine sample, which requires catheterization or suprapubic aspiration in infants and young children that have not completed toilet training. To improve adherence to these guidelines, it is critical to understand the barriers to urine testing and catheterization. Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate parental perception of pediatric UTI evaluation to better understand factors that impede urine testing prior to treatment of suspected UTI. Study design We conducted an electronic, cross-sectional survey via social media targeting parents of children with a history of UTI. Participants were queried regarding demographics, urine specimen collection method, factors influencing urine collection method, and perception of the experience. Multivariable logistic regression was used to assess factors associated with catheterization distress and urine testing.