AcuGraph and Digestive Symptoms

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2009 by Logan College of Chiropractic.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00846794
First received: February 12, 2009
Last updated: February 17, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
  Purpose

This research is designed to study the reliability of the results of an AcuGraph in college students and faculty members with reported digestive symptoms


Condition
Digestive Disorders
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Constipation
Diarrhea

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Can AcuGraph Differentiate Between Participants With and Without Digestive Symptoms

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Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • AcuGraph: computerized device to analyze & document the energetic status of the acupuncture meridians [ Time Frame: At examination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • IBS Questionnaire [ Time Frame: At examination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1 Asymptomatic
students with conditions being studied
2 Symptomatic
students without conditions being studied

Detailed Description:

The specific aim of the study is to test the reliability of the AcuGraph in subjects with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The hypothesis is that the AcuGraph will be a reliable method to identify disorders in subjects.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Logan students currently enrolled

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects will be required to answer a questionnaire evaluating for a percentage of digestive disorders "disability" based on the subject's answers. If a participant's answers do not qualify as a disability, they will be assigned to the asymptomatic group and will still be examined with an AcuGraph to provide normative data.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • heart condition
  • kidney disorder
  • thyroid disorders
  • diabetes
  • chronic disease or illness
  • neurological diseases
  • skin or bleeding disorders
  • pregnant
  • currently taking drugs or nutritional supplements
  • pacemaker and/or
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00846794

Contacts
Contact: Brian Snyder, DC 636-227-2100 ext 1850 Brian.Snyder@logan.edu

Locations
United States, Missouri
Logan University, College of Chiropractic Recruiting
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Brian Snyder, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00846794     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR1219080169, 400
Study First Received: February 12, 2009
Last Updated: February 17, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Constipation
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014