J Korean Soc Pediatr Nephrol.  2008 Apr;12(1):78-87.

A Survey on the Conception and Cognition about Enuresis of Primary Care Physicians in Daegu City

  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. yhpark@med.yu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.


Recently, the conception and cognition that enuresis was resolved spontaneously, have changed. We reviewed the attitudes of the primary care physicians who make diagnose and treat nocturnal enuresis.
From January 2006 to February 2007, a total of 293 primary care physicians in Daegu city participated in this survey. Questionnaires included questions about physicians' opinions on the appropriated age for diagnosis of enuresis, the likely causes of enuresis, etc. Physicians are grouped in two according to whether enuresis is major field of their subspecialty; the pediatrician & urologist group and the other physician group.
59.2% of pediatricians and urologists thought that enuresis is defined as the nightly involuntary release of urine by children of the age of 5 to 6, while 49.6% of other physicians did. For the causes of enuresis, most of clinicians checked "yes" to the question that "Under- developed bladder and nerve" and "Emotional problems". In the patient's behavioral reactions related to enuresis, "Lack of concentration in home and school" and "Frequent urination" were most responded. Attendance to the education program of enuresis in last five years and willing to participate in education program was statistically different among pediatricians-urologists and other physicians. Regarding the treatment of enuresis, most physicians used imipramin widely, but pediatricians and urologists preferred desmopressin. Alarm was the last one in treatment modality.
This study revealed that pediatricians and urologists are attending more to the educational places and knowing much about the recent information on enuresis when compared to other primary care physicians, regarding the diagnostic age and treatment modality of enuresis. The education of enuresis for primary physicians is more needed.


Enuresis; Primary care physician; Attitude; Educational program

MeSH Terms

Deamino Arginine Vasopressin
Nocturnal Enuresis
Physicians, Primary Care
Primary Health Care
Surveys and Questionnaires
Urinary Bladder
Deamino Arginine Vasopressin
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