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Use of Drugs and Constipation in Nursing Homes

This study has been completed.
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: February 23, 2009
Last updated: August 29, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

The purpose of this study is to study factors (drugs, serum concentration of drugs, nutrition, physical activity, demographics, diseases etc.) related to constipation and diarrhea in nursing homes, and the effect of different laxative regimens.

Constipation, Diarrhea

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Use of Drugs and Constipation in Nursing Homes

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of constipation [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 270
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Residents in nursing homes


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Above 60 years old
  • Stayed in nursing homes for more than 8 weeks
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Expected discharge within 2 weeks
  • Organic disorders causing constipation and diarrhea
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00849628

Innlandet Hospital Trust
Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway, 2819
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Principal Investigator: Per G Farup, PhD Sykehuset Innlandet HF
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT00849628     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SI 150069-1
Study First Received: February 23, 2009
Last Updated: August 29, 2011
Health Authority: Norway: Data Protection Authority
Croatia: Ministry of Health and Social Care
Norway: Directorate of Health
Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Constipation, Diarrhea, Aged

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive processed this record on February 27, 2015