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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(4), 561-573
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-4-18
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Applying Health Education Learning Package for Mothers Regarding Nocturnal Enuresis

Rasha A. Mohamed1, , Ohoud Youssef El-Sheikh2 and Ahmed Noaman3

1Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

2Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

3Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt

Pub. Date: May 28, 2019

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Rasha A. Mohamed, Ohoud Youssef El-Sheikh and Ahmed Noaman. Applying Health Education Learning Package for Mothers Regarding Nocturnal Enuresis. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(4):561-573. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-4-18


Introduction: Nocturnal enuresis is a common distressing disorder that carries a significant burden. This disorder has psychological, social and financial implications for the families and their children. Aim: This study aimed to assess the effect of applying health education learning package (HELP) on mothers having children with nocturnal enuresis. Method: A quasi-experimental research design with repeated measures was utilized. A convenient sample of (88) mothers and their children (88) was recruited from the urinary incontinence out-patient clinic that affiliated to Mansoura University Children's Hospital (MUCH), Egypt. Seven structured tools were used for data collection. Results: There were statistically significant differences in mothers’ knowledge, practices and attitude post-application of the HELP regarding nocturnal enuresis compared to pre-application (P=0.000). Additionally, the frequency of bedwetting and urination problems as polyurea and urinary tract infection among the affected children were decreased. Conclusion: Applying of health education learning package regarding nocturnal enuresis showed a significant improvement in mothers' knowledge, practices and attitude. As well, the associated clinical manifestations among the affected children were decreased post-application of the HELP. Overall, the studied mother found the HELP is useful and effective in solving problems of the mothers and children related to nocturnal enuresis.

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