Physiotherapeutic Intervention in Children With Chronic Functional Constipation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00906971|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 21, 2009
Results First Posted : October 18, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 12, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Chronic Constipation||Other: diaphragmatic breathing, isometric training of the abdominal muscles and abdominal massage|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||72 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Physiotherapeutic Intervention in Children With Chronic Functional Constipation|
|Study Start Date :||March 2009|
|Primary Completion Date :||February 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||April 2010|
Active Comparator: Laxatives
Magnesium hydroxide for which the dosage varied according to individual needs (a minimum of 2 ml/kg), and received guidance regarding fiber-rich foods, water and toilet training. Patients attended weekly consultations with a pediatric gastroenterologist.
Other: diaphragmatic breathing, isometric training of the abdominal muscles and abdominal massage
Exercises will be conducted by one physiotherapist. A one-minute rest period will be observed between each series. Isometric training of the abdominal muscles: This will consist of a contraction of the upper abdomen muscle and diaphragm and the simultaneous relaxation of the lower abdomen. Training will be carried out in two manners: with the patient lying in a left lateral decubitus position with the hip and knee flexed at 90º and sitting. Breathing exercises: With the patient in a seated position, with one hand placed on the abdomen and the other on the thorax, and will be instructed to breath in slowly,. Two series will be completed, with ten repetitions. Abdominal massage: The physiotherapist will perform slow circular clockwise movements, along the line of the colon, with a regular tennis ball, remaining on each point for one minute, beginning with the ascending colon moving in the direction of the sigmoid colon.
- Frequency of Defecation. [ Time Frame: six weeks ]The patients (or their parents) received a bowel diary and they fulfilled about frequency of defecation weekly.
- Retentive Fecal Incontinence. [ Time Frame: six weeks ]
Retentive fecal incontinence is the lose of fecal while the patient tries to avoid the bowel movement.
The patients (or their parents) received a bowel diary and they fulfilled about frequency of episodes of retentive fecal incontinence weekly.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00906971
|Hospital's Clinical - UFPE|
|Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, 50670-420|