Date of Award

4-1982

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Malcolm Robertson

Second Advisor

Dr. Chris Koranokos

Third Advisor

Dr. Roger Ulrich

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

A 15-year-old male with a history of high rates of nocturnal enuresis was trained using the method of Azrin and Thienes (1978) and Azrin, Thienes, Hontos, and Besatel (1979). The method consisted of a 1 and 1/2-hour in-office training of the child and parents. The parents then conducted an intensive training day and subsequent procedures in the home. The procedures included reinforcement for increased urine retention and dryness, training for increased alertness to bladder cues and sensations of dryness, an over-correction procedure for wetness, and behavior rehearsals of correct toileting sequences. Using this method, the child ceased bedwetting. The Azrin et al. method is a complex, time-consuming, but, in this subject's case, successful method of eliminating a persistent problem of nocturnal enuresis.

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