Prevalence, Etiology and Therapy of Micturition Disorders of Children With a Mental and/or Motoric Disability

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2007
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University Hospital, Ghent

Brief Summary:
Investigation of the prevalence etiology and therapy of micturition disorders of children with a mental and/or motoric disability

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Micturition Disorder Procedure: Questionnaire and micturition and drinking diaries Procedure: Clinical and functional examination (uroflowmetry, bladder scan and video-urodynamic examination) Behavioral: Adaptation of the drinking scheme Drug: Anticholinergic therapy Behavioral: Micturition clock Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Overview of the problem by a questionnaire, diary of micturition and drinking behaviour, filled out by the parents or by the staff of the institution.

Investigation of the etiology by clinical and functional examination (uroflowmetry, bladder scan, video-urodynamic examination).


  • Uroflowmetry: two periods of two weeks, with 6 weeks break between both periods. During the follow-up period every 3 months during 12 months
  • Bladder scan: once during the periods of the uroflowmetry
  • Video-urodynamic examination: once in selected participants, after consent of the parents
  • Adaptation of the drinking behaviour: start after two weeks of observation, after uroflowmetry and bladder scan. Continuous proces.
  • Therapeutic measures (medication, miction clock): start after 10 weeks of observation or after video-urodynamic examination.

Development of a therapeutic plan: adaptation of the micturition and drinking behaviour, anticholinergic therapy.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 250 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prevalence, Etiology and Therapy of Micturition Disorders of Children With a Mental and/or Motoric Disability
Study Start Date : September 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevalence of micturition disorders
  2. Etiology of micturition disorders after 10 weeks observation
  3. Influence of drinking scheme on bladder capacity and micturition continence after 10 weeks observation

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy of the therapy after 3, 6, 9, 12 months

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children with a motoric and/or mental disability
  • 4-14 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known neurogenic bladder disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00148005

University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator: Erik Van Laecke, MD University Hospital, Ghent

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00148005     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2003/267
First Posted: September 7, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urination Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Urologic Diseases
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs