Urotherapy recommendations for bedwetting

J Natl Med Assoc. 2002 Jul;94(7):577-80.

Abstract

Objective: To assess the efficacy of urotherapy recommendations prior to pharmacological or moisture alarm treatment in the management of bedwetting in children.

Methods: Children assessed for bedwetting at a voiding dysfunction clinic were admitted to a prospective, uncontrolled pilot study. The families were instructed to follow specific urotherapy recommendations.

Results: Of the 23 children who completed the study, sixteen (70%) improved with at least one less wet night per week, nine (39%) with at least a 50% reduction, and five (22%) resolved.

Conclusion: Urotherapy recommendations prior to pharmacological or moisture alarm treatment shows promise and potential for the management of children with bedwetting. Further studies are necessary to determine if the improvement is sustained.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Behavior Therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Enuresis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pilot Projects
  • Prospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome