Volume 18, Issue 2 (7-2012)                   Horizon Med Sci 2012, 18(2): 37-44 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohammadpour A, Basiri Moghaddam M, Jani S, Haidarpour S. Survey of Enuresis Frequency and Its Associated Factors Among School Children . Horizon Med Sci. 2012; 18 (2) :37-44
URL: http://hms.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1160-en.html
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Background and Aim: Enuresis in children is a common disorder associated with various factors. In addition to the awareness regarding the frequency of this phenomenon, identifying the most common and important related factors is essential for planning and preventive interventions. Therefore, this study was performed on school children in Gonabad. Materials and Methods: This descriptive and analytical study was performed among school children in Gonabad. The subjects included 250 boys and girls who were selected randomly based on multi-stage sampling. The data were collected from families by using a questionnaire. The obtained data were analyzed by SPSS software version 14 using appropriate descriptive and inferential tests such as T-student and Chi-square. Statistical results were considered significant if lower than 0.05 level of significance. Results: 39.6 percent of the participants were boys and 60.4 percent were girls all in different stages of elementary schools. Frequency of enuresis in children was 8.6 percent and there was a significant difference among boys and girls (p = 000). gender, family history, drinking too much liquid before sleeping, crying in bed, nail biting were the most important factors and associated symptoms in our study. Also, statistical tests showed a significant difference between enuresis and all these factors. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, the prevalence of enuresis is significant. Psychological, cultural, social and nutritional factors related to enuresis make it necessary to provide consulting services and health care information to the families.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2011/06/9 | Accepted: 2012/07/8 | Published: 2012/07/15

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