Table 10-8Star charts compared to enuresis alarms - Clinical summary of findings

OutcomeStar chartAlarmRelative risk (95% CI)Absolute effectQuality
Number of children who achieved 14 consecutive dry nights6/20 (30%)12/19 (63.2%)RR 0.47 (0.22 to 1.01)335 fewer per 1000 (from 493 fewer to 6 more)VERY LOW
Mean number of wet nights in 3 weeks at the end of treatment1415-MD 2.1 (− 1.95 to 6.15)VERY LOW
Number of children who failed or relapsed after 6 months8/14 (57.1%)9/15 (60%)RR 0.95 (0.52 to 1.76)30 fewer per 1000 (from 288 fewer to 456 more)VERY LOW
Number of children who dropped out6/20 (30%)4/19 (21.1%)RR 1.42 (0.48 to 4.27)89 more per 1000 (from 110 fewer to 690 more)VERY LOW

From: 10, Star Charts in the management of bedwetting

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