What Is Encopresis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment


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Which of the following best describes encopresis?

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1. What is the most common cause of encopresis?

2. Identify one method of preventing encopresis.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauges your understanding of what causes encopresis and ways to prevent it. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include medication that is prescribed for prevention and treatment, as well as the best response to a child who has encopresis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of encopresis, including:

  • Common cause of encopresis
  • Example of a response to give to a child who has encopresis
  • Description of encopresis
  • Medication that is commonly prescribed for constipation
  • Methods that prevent encopresis

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related encopresis lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the common cause of encopresis
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding methods that can prevent encopresis from occurring

Additional Learning

To learn more about a specific condition that can happen to children who are toilet trained over the age of 4, review the corresponding lesson called What is Encopresis? - Definition, Causes & Treatment. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what encopresis is and the symptoms associated with it
  • Recall the causes of encopresis such as constipation and behavioral issues
  • Review different treatment options for encopresis