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AcuGraph and Digestive Symptoms

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 19, 2009
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian Snyder, DC, Logan College of Chiropractic
This research is designed to study the reliability of the results of an AcuGraph in college students and faculty members with reported digestive symptoms

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

Further study details as provided by Brian Snyder, DC, Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • AcuGraph: computerized device to analyze & document the energetic status of the acupuncture meridians [ Time Frame: At examination ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • IBS Questionnaire [ Time Frame: At examination ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Logan students currently enrolled

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
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00846794

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

Responsible Party: Brian Snyder, DC, Research Associate, Logan College of Chiropractic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00846794     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR1219080169
First Submitted: February 12, 2009
First Posted: February 19, 2009
Last Update Posted: September 15, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

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