AcuGraph and Digestive Symptoms

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 19, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 15, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian Snyder, DC, Logan College of Chiropractic

Brief Summary:
This research is designed to study the reliability of the results of an AcuGraph in college students and faculty members with reported digestive symptoms

Condition or disease
Digestive Disorders Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation Diarrhea

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.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Can AcuGraph Differentiate Between Participants With and Without Digestive Symptoms
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2010

1 Asymptomatic
students with conditions being studied
2 Symptomatic
students without conditions being studied

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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older 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 identifier (NCT number): NCT00846794

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

Responsible Party: Brian Snyder, DC, Research Associate, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier: NCT00846794     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR1219080169
First Posted: February 19, 2009    Key Record Dates
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