Use of urine alarms in toilet training children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The purpose of this review is to describe and evaluate the existing research on the use of urine alarms in the daytime toilet training of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A systematic literature search yielded 12 studies, many of which were published over a decade ago. The findings suggest that interventions that incorporate the use of urine alarms are promising in the treatment of daytime enuresis for children with IDD; however, more carefully controlled research is needed to confirm these findings and elucidate the precise role urine alarms may play in toileting interventions. Methodological strengths and limitations of the body of research are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Levato, LE; Aponte, CA; Wilkins, J; Travis, R; Aiello, R; Zanibbi, K; Loring, WA; Butter, E; Smith, T; Mruzek, DW

Published Date

  • 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53-54 /

Start / End Page

  • 232 - 241

PubMed ID

  • 26942703

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-3379

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ridd.2016.02.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States