Effects of continence problems on children

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Whale K (2016) Effects of continence problems on children. Nursing Times; 112: 36/37, 8–10. A study looking at the outcomes and risk factors associated with continence problems in young people aged 11–20 highlights the significant effects these problems have on the daily lives of young people. The study is being used to develop online resources for helping adolescents living with bowel or bladder conditions, and will be made available online.

An ongoing study has found that perceived stigmatisation causes feelings of shame in children with continence problems and results in them avoiding social activities

In this article…

> Current understanding of childhood continence problems

> Preliminary findings on the effects of childhood continence

> Coping strategies used to keep continence problems secret

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