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FERRARI, Rafaela Almeida; ALCKMIN-CARVALHO, Felipe; SILVARES, Edwiges Ferreira de Mattos  and  PEREIRA, Rodrigo Fernando. Nocturnal enuresis: associations between gender, impact, maternal intolerance and behavior problems. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2015, vol.17, n.1, pp. 85-96. ISSN 1516-3687.

The aim of the study was to identify correlations between the following variables: gender, behavior problems and impact suffered by children/adolescents and the intolerance of their mothers to enuresis. Assessment was made through: impact scale, responded by the child/adolescent, child behavior checklist and tolerance scale, both answered by the mothers. Participated 31 children and adolescents with enuresis aged between 6 and 15 years (M = 8.84 and SD = 2.08) and their mothers. Statistically significant correlations between intolerance and impact were identified, and also between age and impact. The mean rate of behavior problems reached a clinical level, presenting mostly internalizing problems. No associations between behavior problems and impact or intolerance, or gender differences for all variables analyzed were found. In this sample, the more intolerant mothers have most impacted children, and their mothers' intolerance level seems to increase as the child or adolescent get older.

Keywords : enuresis; behavior problems; intolerance; impact; children.

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