Sequeira S J


An exploratory survey to identify the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis among children aged 5 to 12 years was undertaken in the villages of 4 PHCs in a district in Bangalore, Karnataka. Door-to-door survey was done and oral report of mother was elicited. Majority of children with nocturnal enuresis were in the age group of 5-10 years 85.82%. While 35.07% were males, more than half (64.93%) were females. Among them, 10.4% of the children had 4 wet nights per week, 12.7% had 5 wet nights and 6% had 6 wet nights and majority of the children reported all 7 nights as wet nights. The Mean Nocturnal Enuresis among children in this study is 6.37 ± 1.06. Parents report permissive style, yet there is reporting of resorting to punitive methods and shaming as well as criticising the child.


enuresis, primary nocturnal enuresis, parenting

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