Prevalence of Nocturnal Enuresis in 6-15 Years School Children and its Awareness among Parents in Dharwad

Neha Gaonkar, Irmina Nahon, Praveen S Bagalkot, Sanjay T Parmar, Rajeev K Lal, Venkatesh M Annigeri, Aishwarya M Pandit

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Introduction: Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is any type of bedwetting occurring in children over 5 years of age, at night, when they are asleep. The objective of our study was to discover its revalence among school children and quantifies the awareness in parents of nocturnal enuresis in Dharwad district by considering the standard definition of International Children’s Continence Society.
Methods: After estimation of the population of students 3schools were selected. 100 subjects between 6 to 15years were recruited from each school. A self-administered questionnaire was translated into the local language. The questionnaire was addressed to the parents of the evaluated child in a sealed envelope. The analysis was done on completely filled questionnaires.
Results: In Dharwad (urban) the prevalence rate of 12.67% was noted in 6-15year-old school children. The highest proportion of children with enuresis was in the 6-8 group. 2% of 12-15year-old children were found to have NE. The awareness among parents was noted to be 35.83%.
Conclusion: Most of the parents are unaware about nocturnal enuresis though it is very common amongst school children. Follow up of these children with NE can be considered for management. This study gives insight into prevalence and warrant about early intervention in nocturnal enuresis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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