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Voiding school: An alternative to individual therapy.

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Swedish researchers have suggested that providing therapy in groups for children with idiopathic urinary incontinence is a good alternative to individual treatment.

The researchers tested the idea of “voiding schools” with 200 children, aged 3-14 years who had with bladder dysfunction and incontinence. They received therapy in groups of two to 5 children and the outcome was evaluated after 3 and 12 months by voiding/leakage diaries and questionnaires. At 3 months uroflow and post-void residual urine were also measured.

At 3 and 12 months, respectively, 35% and 40% of the children were cured and another 30% and 34% improved. Compared with the year beforestrating voiding school, urinary tract infections decreased from 34% to 6%. The authors suggest that voiding schools could result in financial savings.

 

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