A United Kingdom Population-Based Study of Intellectual Capacities in Children With and Without Soiling, Daytime Wetting, and Bed-wetting

CJ Joinson, J Heron, R Butler, A von Gontard, U Butler, A Emond, J Golding

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The objective of this study was to examine differences in intellectual capacities between children with and without soiling, daytime wetting, and bed-wetting. METHODS. This study was based on a population of >6000 children (age range: 7 years 6 months to 9 years 3 months; median: 7 years 6 months) from the United Kingdom–based Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Data on wetting and soiling were obtained from a questionnaire completed by parents. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Third Edition was administered at a research clinic. RESULTS. Bed-wetting was associated with lower Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Third Edition IQ scores compared with control subjects, particularly performance IQ. This difference remained after exclusion of children with an IQ of
Translated title of the contributionA United Kingdom Population-Based Study of Intellectual Capacities in Children With and Without Soiling, Daytime Wetting, and Bed-wetting
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e308 - e316
Number of pages9
JournalPediatrics
Volume120 (2)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

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