eISSN: 2345-2781  
J Renal Inj Prev. 2018;7(1):35-37.
doi: 10.15171/jrip.2018.08

Scopus id: 85042622192

Brief Communication

Pollakiuria and its relationship with obsessive compulsive disorder 

Parsa Yousefichaijan 1, Bahman Salehi 2, Ali Khosrobeigi 3 * , Melika Hajirahimi 3, Mohammad Rafiei 4, Hassan Taherahmadi 1, Fakhreddin Shariatmadari 1, Ali Arjmand 1

1 Department of Pediatrics, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
2 Department of Psychiatry, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
3 Students Research Committee, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
4 Department of Biostatics, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
*Corresponding author: Ali Khosrobeigi, Email: ali.khosrobeigi@yahoo.com

Abstract

Introduction: Some children have a severe urinary frequency with an abrupt onset. They void every 15 minutes during the day, without daytime incontinence, dysuria, nocturia, or urinary tract infection (UTI). Pollakiuria or daytime frequency syndrome of children is the term used to describe this condition.

Objectives: This study was designed to evaluation and correlation between obsessivecompulsive disorder (OCD) and day time frequency syndrome.

Patients and Methods: In this study, we selected 76 children with pollakiuria as the case group and 76 healthy children for the control group in Arak, Iran. The diagnosis of obsessivecompulsive disorder was conducted through interviews, OCI-CV tests, and the psychiatrist’s approval. The comparison was based on DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria. The analysis was conducted by SPSS version 16 and a P value less than 0.05 was considered significant.

Results: The obsessive disorder was noted in five individuals (6.6%) of case group (pollakiuria) and eight individuals (10.5%) of the control group (P=0.282).

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that OCD is not more common in children with pollakiuria

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

In a study on 76 children with pollakiuria as the case group and 76 healthy children, OCD is not more common in children with pollakiuria.

Please cite this paper as: Yousefichaijan P, Salehi B, Khosrobeigi A, Hajirahimi M, Rafiei M, Taherahmadi H, et al. Pollakiuria and its relationship with obsessive compulsive disorder. J Renal Inj Prev. 2018;7(1):35-37. DOI: 10.15171/jrip.2018.08.

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