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Child abuse as a result of enuresis.
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PMID:  15043667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Enuresis is a frequent manifestation with important psychological and social consequences. The aim of the present study was to describe the types of child abuse as a result of enuresis, and to investigate the association of child abuse. METHODS: A cross-sectional field study was conducted between March 2001 and August 2001 in the 5-17-year-old age group, to identify risk factors and prevalence of enuresis in the province of Trabzon, Turkey. A face-to-face interview with 889 mothers was carried out. In the questionnaire, the existence, frequency, and risks factors of enuresis were questioned in detail and the parental reactions to the child's enuresis were widely investigated. RESULTS: The prevalence of nocturnal enuresis was 17.9% in the 5-17-year-old age group. It was also found out that of 154 mothers, 86.4% (n = 133) were involved in child abuse of different types. It was found that 40.6% of children who were abused as a result of their enuresis were neglected medically, 42.1% were spanked and 12.8% were beaten. CONCLUSIONS: The high prevalence of enuresis among Turkish children leads to a high frequency of neglect. The high frequency of other types of child abuse in Turkey can be taken as being punishment.
Gamze Can; Murat Topbas; Aysenur Okten; Melahat Kizil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1328-8067     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Int     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-26     Completed Date:  2004-04-21     Revised Date:  2008-05-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886002     Medline TA:  Pediatr Int     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health, Karadeniz Technical University, School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data*
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors

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