EFFECTIVENESS OF NON PHARMACOLOGICAL THERAPY ON BED WETTING IN CHILDREN

  • Veena Prasad
  • Nutan Singh

Abstract

Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) involuntary wetting during sleep without any inherent suggestion of frequency of bedwetting or pathophysiology. Bedwetting is a widespread and distressing condition that can have a deep impact on a child or young person's behaviour, emotional wellbeing and social life. There are a number of different disturbances of physiology that may be associated with bedwetting. These disturbances may be categorised as sleep arousal difficulties, polyuria and bladder dysfunction. A prospective observational study was carried out in children with the age group of  4 to 12 years with complaints of bed wetting visiting the OPD of UFHT medical college Haldwani Uttaranchal during 2008-2009. In our study of two years out of 114 cases 88 (72.19%) were in the age group of 4 to 6 years. Children are generally expected to be dry at night by  developmental age of 5 years, and historically it has been a common practice not to offer advice to families of children who are younger than 5 years and are bedwetting. The children less than 6 years responded well to the non pharmacological measures. Encouraging results were seen in the age group of 6 to 8 years with a cure rate of 78.57% and a cure rate of 85.71% and 100% in age group of 8 to10 and 10 to 12years respectively.

Keywords:  Children, enuresis, emotional, social life and physiology.

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Prasad V, Singh N. EFFECTIVENESS OF NON PHARMACOLOGICAL THERAPY ON BED WETTING IN CHILDREN. JDDT [Internet]. 1 [cited 29May2020];1(1). Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/817