Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 7 | ARTICLE

Title: NIGHT ENURESIS: EPIDEMIOLOGY, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS AND ITS EFFECTS ON DEVELOPMENT OF CHILD/TEENAGER

Author: Ana Lemos, Ana, F. Vinha (ana.vinha@ipsn.cespu.pt), Marisa Machado (marisa.machado@ipsn.cespu.pt), Maria Emília Santos (emilia.santos@ipsn.cespu.pt) e Maria Teresa Herdeiro (maria.herdeiro@ipsn.cespu.pt)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 7

Abstract:
Bed wetting is a common problem that affects about 80,000 children in Portugal and about 55 million around the world. It is defined as the involuntary emission of urine during sleep in children aged over 5 years old. 125 surveys were distributed to parents / guardians of children attending the school from the 1st to 9th grade, to assess the impact that this problem has on the lives of children/teenagers and their families. 105 parents/guardians (n=105) responded and 19% (n=20) of them state that their children/teenagers have or have had nocturnal enuresis. Of these, 55% (n=11) were clinically monitored in the majority states that the child/teenager deals poorly with the situation. School failure was shown to be lower in enuretic children (p=0.003). We conclude that treatment for nocturnal enuresis in childhood is a great importance for the indrease of the emotional stability of Portuguese children/teenagers, especially considering it a looming problem in Portuguese society.

Keywords: Night Enuresis; Social and Emotional Factors; Pharmacological methods; Vasopressin; Desmopressin




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