Bowel and Bladder Management Techniques for Children with Spina Bifida

Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, with funding provided by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities           

Format             Grant project

During the project period of 2005-2008 (still ongoing), researchers at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California are studying ways to improve bowel and bladder continence among social, economic, and racially diverse populations of children with spina bifida, 4 through 12 years of age. The objectives of the project are to: identify which strategies for bowel and bladder continence are commonly used by three large health care centers and a military health facility that care for children with spina bifida; evaluate the outcomes of those strategies based on reliable and valid measures of body structure and function, as well as quality of life (social participation and environment); and determine the most effective intervention strategies.          

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Robert Jacobs Ph.D.

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Children’s Hospital

4650 Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 361-2110