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Effectiveness of Physiotherapy on Postcesarean Pain and Functional Activities

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00302315
First Posted: March 14, 2006
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2006
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Information provided by:
Hacettepe University
  Purpose
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of physiotherapy applications in early postcesarean problems.

Condition Intervention
Cesarean Section Device: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Physiotherapy on Postcesarean Pain and Functional Activities

Further study details as provided by Hacettepe University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • incisional pain intensity
  • intensity of difficulty in functional activities
  • first ambulation time
  • onset time of bowel peristalsis

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • vital signs before and after first ambulation
  • first defecation time
  • intensity of fatigue
  • number of postcesarean analgesic drug intervention

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: December 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2005
Detailed Description:
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of physiotherapy applications in early postcesarean problems which make difficulties in functional activities, and includes a physiotherapy intervention group and a control group. Physical characteristics, obstetrical and surgical histories, and systemic problems, back pain, low back pain, headache, urinary/fecal incontinence problems and bowel habit of the subjects both in pregnancy and postpartum periods are recorded. First ambulation time after cesarean, presence of syncope, related vital signs, onset time of bowel peristalsis and defecation are also recorded. Intensities of incisional pain and difficulty in performing functional activities are evaluated by daily 0-10 cm visual analogue scales (VASs). Also, intensities of back pain, low back pain, headache, bloated feeling of the abdomen, and fatigue are also evaluated by daily VASs. Physiotherapy program included breathing exercises, active joint movements of the lower limbs, posture exercises, connective tissue manipulation and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

cesarean section giving birth to single baby having cesarean under general anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

giving birth to multiple babies being followed in intensive care unit after cesarean because of complications

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00302315


Locations
Turkey
Hacettepe University Hospital
Ankara, Turkey, 06100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hacettepe University
Investigators
Study Director: İnci Yüksel, PT. Prof. Prof. PT.
Principal Investigator: İlkim Çıtak Karakaya, PT. PhD. Research assistant
Study Chair: Mehmet Gürhan Karakaya, PT. PhD. Research assistant
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00302315     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05.T02.102.003
First Submitted: March 13, 2006
First Posted: March 14, 2006
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2006
Last Verified: March 2006

Keywords provided by Hacettepe University:
postcesarean physiotherapy
incisional pain
functional activity
connective tissue manipulation
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation