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Bowel And Bladder function In Swedish 4-year old children - a cross sectional study (BABIS-4)

About this project

Project information

Project status

Started in 2021


Barbro Hedin Skogman

Research subject

BABIS-4 assesses prevalence of bowel- and bladder disorders in 4 year old Swedish children.

All families to 4-year old children at 7 child care centers in Dalarna are asked to answer a websurwey with validated questions about bowel- and bladder symptoms, the process of potty training and quality of life.

All children with parent-repoerted bowel and bladder symtoms and a random 10% of all participating children will be asked to come to an examination with ultrasound for rectal diameter.

Research funding bodies

  • Majblomman Foundation
  • Regional Research Council Mid Sweden
  • The Samariten foundation for paediatric research


  • Anna-Lena Hellström, Sahlgrenska akademin
  • Elisabet Gustavsson, Uppsala universitet
  • Region Dalarna
  • Ulla Sillen, Sahlgrenska akademin