Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Chris Koronakos

Second Advisor

Dr. Paul Mountjoy

Third Advisor

Dr. Malcolm Robertson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The present study explored the effectiveness of the Dry-Bed Training (DBT) method without positive practice (20 trips to the toilet) and urine alarm. It also compares the efficacy of the DBT with and without the urine alarm. Eight nocturnally enuretics, aged 6 to 12 years, were assigned to two groups, experimental and control; each consisted of three boys and one girl. During the first phase of treatment, the experimental group underwent the DBT without positive practice and urine alarm, whereas the control group underwent the DBT with positive practice but no alarm. Subsequently, the urine alarm was introduced to both groups. Statistical comparisons revealed significant reduction in bedwetting for the control group during the first phase of treatment. Elimination of bedwetting for both groups occurred after the incorporation of the urine alarm. While the positive practice significantly reduced bedwetting, elimination of bedwetting appeared to depend on incorporating the alarm.