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The Role of Biofeedback in Improving Continence After Anterior Resection

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2008 by University of Southampton.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
University of Southampton Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2007
Last updated: June 3, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
The purpose of this study is to determine whether biofeedback exercises improve anal continence after anterior resection for rectal cancer.

Condition Intervention
Rectal Neoplasms Fecal Incontinence Aged Behavioral: Biofeedback

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

Further study details as provided by University of Southampton:

Estimated Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: November 2006
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Biofeedback
    Biofeedback sessions or biofeedback exercises
Detailed Description:
See above

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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: 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
  More Information Identifier: NCT00515853     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RHM GSU 0132
Study First Received: August 10, 2007
Last Updated: June 3, 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
Neoplasms processed this record on September 19, 2017