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Date of Award
Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted
Master of Arts (M.A.)
First Committee Member
Martin T. Gipson
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Kenneth L. Beauchamp
Recent studies have shown that nocturnal enuresis can be successfully eliminated by parent-administered training in the home. However, many of the existing training packages contain numerous components which may discourage parents from following all training procedures consistently. In the current study a component analysis was conducted to determine which components were most effective in reducing bedwetting over a 2- month treatment program. Twenty-eight children four to eleven years of age were assigned to one of four groups, with seven children in each group. Children received either (1) Cleanliness training, (2) cleanliness training and hourly awakening, (3) positive practice, or (4) a standard training package. The results indicated that cleanliness training and hourly awakening, and positive practice were more effective components in reducing bedwetting. These findings suggest that further research should attempt to identify those child and parent characteristics that are likely to make one treatment approach more effective than another.
Lonczak, Robert S.. (1984). Elimination of enuresis in children by parent-administered training : a component analysis : a thesis .... University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/479
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