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"Behavior therapy in children with sphincter incontinence "

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Author(s): "Ghofrani M "

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 12;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 26;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Encopresis | Toilet training

ABSTRACT
Urinary and rectal sphincter incontinence is a frequently encountered symptom in mentally retarded children and those with learning disabilities. In addition to the fact incontinence is a very disagreeable problem, on the wide it is of more importance in Islamic societies, as to be “Clean” during religious practices is mandatory. Regarding the fact that 25-50% of mentally retarded children are unable to control urine and feces elimination, families and institutions in charge of these children face much inconvenience. This article discusses the teaching programs and methods of behavioral therapy of the affected patients.

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