CATHETER CARE USING SOAP AND 10% POVIDON-IODIN
Background: The incidence of bacteriuria due to urethral catheterization is 60%. The occurrence of bacteriuria is caused by some factors, such as the technique and the length of urethral catheterization, disease, age, sex, drainage, and catheter care. Purpose: This study aimed to investigate catheters treatment using soap and povidon iodin 10%. Method: This research was a quantitative research with quasi experimental design and pretest-posttest control design. The study was conducted in a private hospital in Yogyakarta. The samples were 60 patients with 30 patients in the control group and 30 patients in the intervention group. The analyses employed the statistical test. Results: show that the significance value is 0.317 (p>0.05). There is no significant difference in the incidence of bacteriuria in the soap group and povidone-iodine 10% group with p=0.648. Conclusion: there was no significant difference of catheters treated with using soap and povidone iodine 10%.