Pelvic Physiotherapy: in Childhood Bladder and Bowel Dysfunctions

Marieke L. van Engelenburg -van Lonkhuyzen

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared

Abstract

Bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD) is relatively common in children. However, the clinical symptoms of children who are referred by primary, secondary, or tertiary care physicians to primary pelvic physiotherapy practitioners are relatively uncommon. Combined BBD is reported far less often by doctors than by parents. Motor skill problems are far more common than the literature reveals.

A user-friendly questionnaire for parents was developed (Childhood Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction Questionnaire, CBBDQ) with good clinimetric characteristics. In addition, a multicentre RCT found that pelvic physiotherapy is a more effective treatment option for functional constipation in children aged 5 to 16 than standard medical care.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • de Bie, Robert, Supervisor
  • Benninga, M.A., Supervisor, External person
  • van Soerland - Bols, Esther, Advisor
Award date13 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • pelvic physiotherapy
  • constipation
  • incontinence
  • questionnaire
  • clinimetrics
  • randomised controlled trial

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van Engelenburg -van Lonkhuyzen, M. L. (2017). Pelvic Physiotherapy: in Childhood Bladder and Bowel Dysfunctions .
van Engelenburg -van Lonkhuyzen, Marieke L.. / Pelvic Physiotherapy : in Childhood Bladder and Bowel Dysfunctions . 2017.
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2017.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared

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