[Sensory integration function in children with primary nocturnal enuresis].

Department of Pediatrics, Heze Municipal Hospital, Heze, Shandong 274000, China.
Zhongguo dang dai er ke za zhi = Chinese journal of contemporary pediatrics 10/2008; 10(5):611-3.
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To assess the sensory integration function of children with primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE) and explore the role of sensory integration dysfunction in the pathogenesis of PNE.
Sensory integration function was assessed by the Childhood Sensory Integration Ability Development Checklist in 46 children with PNE and 46 normal children (control).
The incidence of sensory integration dysfunction in the PNE group (82.6%) was significantly higher than that in the control group (43.5%)(P<0.01). Seventeen patients (36.9%) presented with severe sensory integration dysfunction in the PNE group but only 1 (2.1%) in the control group (P<0.01). The scores of all nine sensory integration indexes revealed by sensory integration function testing in the PNE group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P<0.01).
Children with PNE have sensory integration dysfunction. Sensory integration dysfunction may be associated with the pathogenesis of PNE.

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