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Treatment of defaecation problems in children: the role of education, demystification and toilet training.
Eur J Pediatr 1997; 156(9):689-92EJ

Abstract

To evaluate the effect of education in children with chronic defaecation problems, a prospective 6-week intervention study was designed. A total of 54 children (5-14 years) underwent an education programme, with demystification of symptoms and advice about diet and toilet training. The present treatment was continued. After 6 weeks, children with persistent problems received biofeedback training with a follow up of 1 year. The intervention programme was successful in 8 children (15%). Biofeedback training was successful in 49% of the remaining group after 1 year.

CONCLUSION

A total of 15% of the children with chronic defaecation problems seen at a referral centre could surprisingly be helped by a simple education programme with, demystification and toilet training. Further studies evaluating treatment in children with defaecation problems should account for the primary effect of these measures.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9296531

Citation

van der Plas, R N., et al. "Treatment of Defaecation Problems in Children: the Role of Education, Demystification and Toilet Training." European Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 156, no. 9, 1997, pp. 689-92.
van der Plas RN, Benninga MA, Taminiau JA, et al. Treatment of defaecation problems in children: the role of education, demystification and toilet training. Eur J Pediatr. 1997;156(9):689-92.
van der Plas, R. N., Benninga, M. A., Taminiau, J. A., & Büller, H. A. (1997). Treatment of defaecation problems in children: the role of education, demystification and toilet training. European Journal of Pediatrics, 156(9), pp. 689-92.
van der Plas RN, et al. Treatment of Defaecation Problems in Children: the Role of Education, Demystification and Toilet Training. Eur J Pediatr. 1997;156(9):689-92. PubMed PMID: 9296531.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Treatment of defaecation problems in children: the role of education, demystification and toilet training. AU - van der Plas,R N, AU - Benninga,M A, AU - Taminiau,J A, AU - Büller,H A, PY - 1997/9/20/pubmed PY - 1997/9/20/medline PY - 1997/9/20/entrez SP - 689 EP - 92 JF - European journal of pediatrics JO - Eur. J. Pediatr. VL - 156 IS - 9 N2 - UNLABELLED: To evaluate the effect of education in children with chronic defaecation problems, a prospective 6-week intervention study was designed. A total of 54 children (5-14 years) underwent an education programme, with demystification of symptoms and advice about diet and toilet training. The present treatment was continued. After 6 weeks, children with persistent problems received biofeedback training with a follow up of 1 year. The intervention programme was successful in 8 children (15%). Biofeedback training was successful in 49% of the remaining group after 1 year. CONCLUSION: A total of 15% of the children with chronic defaecation problems seen at a referral centre could surprisingly be helped by a simple education programme with, demystification and toilet training. Further studies evaluating treatment in children with defaecation problems should account for the primary effect of these measures. SN - 0340-6199 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9296531/Treatment_of_defaecation_problems_in_children:_the_role_of_education_demystification_and_toilet_training_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s004310050691 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -