Kegel exercises and childhood incontinence: a new role for an old treatment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Kegel exercises were used to treat urinary incontinence in 79 children. An average of less than 2 hours of professional time was required. Incontinence was eliminated in 60% of the patients; children who had both day and night wetting tended to show simultaneous improvements in both problems. Research is needed to test the hypothesis that Kegel exercises eliminate involuntary contractions of the detrusor muscle.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schneider, MS; King, LR; Surwit, RS

Published Date

  • January 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 124 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 91 - 92

PubMed ID

  • 8283381

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3476

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3476(94)70259-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States