Document Type : original article

Authors

1 School of Nursing, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Nursing, Department of Operating Room, School of Paramedicine, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

3 PhD in Exercise Physiology, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Pediatric Nephrologist, Pediatric Department, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

5 Associate Professor of Nursing, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

10.22038/ijp.2024.75294.5375

Abstract

Background: Nocturnal enuresis has negative effects on children's sleep habits and quality of life. Implementing physical activity and regular exercise can probably have an effect on improving sleep habits and the quality of life of these children. Core Stability exercises can be mentioned among these exercises. Therefore, this study was conducted with the aim of determining the effect of core stability exercises on sleep habits and quality of life in children with nocturnal enuresis.



Methods: In this clinical trial study, 70 children with nocturnal enuresis who visited the educational-therapeutic Shahid Mofateh polyclinic, affiliated with Yasuj University of Medical Sciences in 2022, were selected using with purposeful sampling method from the available population. Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire and The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory generic version 4 were completed before and 48 hours after the end of the intervention. The intervention was conducted in 8 weeks, 3 sessions a week and each session lasted 45 minutes. SPSS software version 21 and chi-square, independent T and paired T tests were used to analyze the data.



Results: The results showed that after the completion of the intervention, the changes in the mean score of sleep habits and quality of life in both groups were statistically significant (P < 0.05).



Conclusion: Core Stability Exercises are effective on the sleep habits and quality of life of children with nocturnal enuresis.

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