Childhood incontinence: risk factors and impact

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Abstract

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A study aims to identify risk factors for, and the effects of, incontinence in children, so that early specialist care can be offered and information resources produced

Joinson C (2016) Childhood incontinence: risk factors and impact. Nursing Times; 112: 20, 15-16.

Continence problems in children can persist into later childhood and have a serious effect on quality of life. Research into its causes and impact is scarce, and useful resources are limited. A Medical Research Council grant is funding a project at the University of Bristol, which aims to improve understanding of the risk factors and outcomes of continence problems in children and adolescents. This article outlines the initial findings, which could help in the production of resources for parents, children and young people.

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