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Use of Drugs and Constipation in Nursing Homes

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00849628
First Posted: February 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2016
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Collaborator:
Sykehuset Innlandet HF
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  Purpose
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.

Condition
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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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of constipation [ Time Frame: One year ]

Enrollment: 267
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
Constipation

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Residents in nursing homes
Criteria

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00849628


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

Publications:
Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00849628     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SI 150069-1
First Submitted: February 23, 2009
First Posted: February 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Aged
Polypharmacy
Adverse effects
Nursing homes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Constipation
Diarrhea
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms