Dry-bed training and retention control training: A comparison


Journal Article

This study examined the efficacy of Dry-Bed Training (DBT) in the treatment of nocturnal enuresis and provided a direct comparison with Retention Control Training (RCT). Changes in bladder capacity as well as wets per night were recorded. The results revealed (a) DBT to be effective in reducing enuresis, (b) DBT to be clearly superior to RCT, and (c) no apparent relationship between bladder capacity and changes in wetting frequency. The differences between these data and those obtained from previous studies using DBT and RCT were discussed, as were the accuracy and reliability of the estimates of bladder capacity. © 1977 Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Doleys, DM; Ciminero, AR; Tollison, JW; Williams, CL; Wells, KC

Published Date

  • January 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 541 - 548

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0005-7894

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0005-7894(77)80183-4

Citation Source

  • Scopus