Abstract: The present study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Sterile Versus Clean Catheter Care in Preventing the Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) among Catheterized Male Patient. The study design adopted was comparative experimental design. Non Probability Convenient sampling technique was used to draw the samples for the study. The effective sample size was 60. The study findings revealed that both sterile and clean methods were help to prevent the CAUTI, from which clean method was cost effective. The study also reveals there was no significant association between socio demographic variables like age, education, occupation, religion, area of residence with post test level of symptoms in study group-I and II. There was significant association between selected clinical variables like antibiotics administered, previous history of UTI, co morbidity and reason for catheterization with post -test level symptoms in group-I.
Keywords: Catheter care, Catheter associated urinary tract infection