The Role of Biofeedback in Improving Continence After Anterior Resection

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2008 by University of Southampton.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 14, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 4, 2008
Information provided by:
University of Southampton

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether biofeedback exercises improve anal continence after anterior resection for rectal cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Rectal Neoplasms Fecal Incontinence Aged Behavioral: Biofeedback Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
See above

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 110 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : November 2006

Intervention Details:
  • Behavioral: Biofeedback
    Biofeedback sessions or biofeedback exercises

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Rectosigmoid or rectal cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inoperable

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00515853

Contact: S A Pilkington 023 8079 6145

United Kingdom
Southampton General Hospital Recruiting
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO16 6YD
Principal Investigator: S A Pilkington         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southampton
Principal Investigator: S A Pilkington Southampton University Identifier: NCT00515853     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RHM GSU 0132
First Posted: August 14, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Keywords provided by University of Southampton:
Rectal neoplasms
Biofeedback (Psychology)
Fecal Incontinence
Anterior resection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fecal Incontinence
Rectal Neoplasms
Rectal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site