The interrelation between children’s lower urinary tract symptoms with modifiable daily life habits and parental behaviors.

Published: 16 August 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/wvb9wsvvc3.1
Ahmet Cihan


Parental Behavior and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Primary School-Aged Children Bedwetting and combined (day and night) wetting are prevalent conditions in children that can cause distress in both the children and their parents in the primary school-age period. This study aimed to investigate the association between lower urinary tract symptoms of primary school-aged children and two specific parenting related behaviors: (1) parental availability during the child’s leisure time and (2) frequency of witnessing interparental conflict. A cross-sectional survey was conducted on children aged between 6 and 11 years. Data analyses were performed with 1101 eligible participants. Age, educational level of the mother, parental availability for the child’s leisure time, and frequency of witnessing parental conflicts were found to be significantly associated with Dysfunctional Voiding and Incontinence Symptom Scale scores.



Behavior, Pediatric Urology, Parenting Style, Consequence of Stress