An investigation of the impact of nocturnal enuresis on children's self-concept

J Collier, R J Butler, S A Redsell, J H C Evans

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    This study sought to evaluate the relationship between the self-esteem and the self-image of children with nocturnal enuresis and to examine these in relation to various aspects of clinical and demographic variables. Previous studies investigating the self-esteem of bedwetting children have had mixed findings. Some studies report that children with nocturnal enuresis have a lower self-esteem than their non-bedwetting peers, but other studies report that children with nocturnal enuresis perceive themselves similarly to non-bedwetting children. However, what have not been studied to date are the self-perceptions of bedwetting children treated in community clinics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)204-208
    Number of pages5
    JournalScandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • Adolescent
    • Child
    • Child Psychology
    • Enuresis
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Self Concept
    • Child Urology
    • Nocturnal Enuresis
    • Self-Esteem
    • Self-Image

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