Print Email Facebook Twitter Alarm treatment is successful in children with day- and night-time wetting Title Alarm treatment is successful in children with day- and night-time wetting Author van Leerdam, F.J.M. Blankespoor, M.N. van der Heijden, A.J. Hiraing, R.A. TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Publication year 2004 Abstract Objective: To assess the effect of alarm treatment in children with day- and night-time wetting compared to those with night-time wetting only. Material and Methods: A total of 37 consecutive children (25 boys, 12 girls), all of whom suffered from both day- and night-time wetting, were compared to a group of 21 boys and 16 girls with nocturnal enuresis only. In both groups the age range was 5-13 years. Inclusion criteria were at least two wet nights a week in the previous 4 weeks combined with day-time wetting. The parents were asked to complete a diary during the study period. Results: Sixty-five percent of the children with day- and night-time wetting became dry at night, the average time needed being 49 days (range 22-134 days). Seventy-six percent of the children with only night-time wetting became dry at night, the average time needed being 52 days (range 22-121 days). No significant differences were found between the success rates for the two groups or between the different age groups in the two groups. Of the children with day- and night-time wetting who became dry at night after alarm treatment, 42% also became dry during the day-time. Two years after alarm treatment, 15/16 traced children were still dry at night and all 10 traced children were still dry during the day-time. Conclusions: As with children with only night-time wetting, the majority of children with day- and night-time wetting become dry at night with the use of an enuresis alarm. The results are good compared to the spontaneous cure rate. By using alarm treatment at night, children often also become dry during the day. Subject Alarm treatmentBedwettingDay-time wettingMonosymptomatic nocturnal enuresisNight-time wettingalarm treatmentarticlebehavior therapyclinical trialdocumentationenuresisfemalehumanmalenocturnal enuresispriority journalschool childtreatment outcomeAdolescentArousalBehavior TherapyChildChild, PreschoolCircadian RhythmEnuresisFemaleFollow-Up StudiesHumansMaleTime FactorsTreatment Outcome To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:1af4eaa3-9273-46b2-a82f-0b88e3b09873 DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00365590410025460 TNO identifier 237839 ISSN 0036-5599 Source Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, 38 (3), 211-215 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.