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Prevention of Constipation: Systematic Nursing Interventions to Reduce Postoperative Constipation After Thoracic Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00364169
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 15, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 1, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to reduce the incidence of postoperative constipation by systematic nurse assessment, interventions and evaluation, in the first month after thoracic surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Postoperative Constipation Procedure: Degree of constipation

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 58 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Systematic Nursing Interventions to Reduce Postoperative Constipation After Thoracic Surgery
Study Start Date : September 2006
Primary Completion Date : December 2006
Study Completion Date : December 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Constipation
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Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Constipation incidence the first month after surgery

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Defecation pattern measured after The Bristol Stool scale.
  2. ADL (after Sallings functional scale)

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients admitted for planned lung surgery
  • Patients are capable
  • Able to talk and understand Danish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with colostomy and / or ileostomy
  • Neurological or abdominal diseases
  • Feed through a tube
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Denmark
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Center, University hospital Rigshospitalet
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Institute of public health, department of nursing sciences, Århus University, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lene S. Rasmussen, RN,Stud.-MPH Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Center, University hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Study Director: Lene S. Rasmussen, RN,Stud.-MPH Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Center, University hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00364169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF 01 308399
First Posted: August 15, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 1, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
constipation
cancer
surgery
intervention
nursing
postoperative

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Constipation
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms