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Early Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Improves Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength in Patient After Low Anterior Resection

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01146769
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2010 by Kwong Wah Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 22, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 22, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Kwong Wah Hospital

Brief Summary:
The aim of study is to investigate the difference in Maximum Squeeze Pressure in patients with and without pelvic floor muscle training in low anterior resection in peri-operative period

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer of Rectum Other: Pelvic floor exercise Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The functional outcome after low anterior resection varies greatly. Proportion of patient suffers from urgency and incontinence. Pelvic muscle disuse with atrophy and fibrosis may be a cause for the poor function. Peri-operative pelvic floor muscle training may preserve pelvic floor muscle bulk and function and thus improve functional outcome after surgery.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Early Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Improves Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength in Patient After Low Anterior Resection
Study Start Date : April 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pelvic floor exercise Other: Pelvic floor exercise
Pelvic floor strengthening exercise
No Intervention: Control



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maximum Squeeze Pressure [ Time Frame: 1 week before operation and 3 months after operation ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Functional Outcomes [ Time Frame: 1 week before operation and 3 months post operation ]
    Bowel frequency, Fecal incontinence score



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who will undergo low anterior resection of rectum
  • Patient consented for study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient unable to understand pelvic floor exercise
  • Patient who underwent alternative procedure
  • Patient who suffers anastomotic complications after surgery
  • Patient who ileostomy not closed

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Contacts
Contact: Patrick Y LAU, MBBS (852) 3517 7919 lauyy01@ha.org.hk

Locations
Hong Kong
Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact: Patrick Lau       lauyy01@ha.org.hk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kwong Wah Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Patrick Y LAU Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital

Responsible Party: LAU Patrick YY, Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01146769     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMTIMS-01
First Posted: June 22, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 22, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010

Keywords provided by Kwong Wah Hospital:
Cancer of rectum
Physiotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases