College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

A Preliminary Investigation of Three Issues Pertaining To a Common Treatment for Nocturnal Enuresis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1984

Publication Title

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

ISSN

0005-7916

Volume

15

Issue/No.

3

Abstract

Two adolescent brothers exhibiting nocturnal enuresis since birth participated in this multiple case study examining the successful application of a modified alarm and pad procedure with a deaf youth and the generalization of effects to an initially untreated, non-hearing impaired sibling. A description of the treatment program and the explicit statement of an avoidance contingency prior to intervention resulted in a rapid and marked increase in percentage of dry nights in both cases, with further increases observed following implementation of an alarm and pad plus accident correction procedure in conjunction with self-monitoring. Treatment gains were maintained at a 10-month follow-up.

DOI

10.1016/0005-7916(84)90036-3

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