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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2010 by Kwong Wah Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Kwong Wah Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 15, 2010
Last updated: June 17, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
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 Intervention
Cancer of Rectum
Other: Pelvic floor exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Early Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Improves Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength in Patient After Low Anterior Resection

Further study details as provided by Kwong Wah Hospital:

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

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

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: April 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pelvic floor exercise Other: Pelvic floor exercise
Pelvic floor strengthening exercise
No Intervention: Control

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.

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

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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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01146769

Contact: Patrick Y LAU, MBBS (852) 3517 7919

Hong Kong
Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact: Patrick Lau   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kwong Wah Hospital
Principal Investigator: Patrick Y LAU Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: LAU Patrick YY, Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital Identifier: NCT01146769     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMTIMS-01
Study First Received: June 15, 2010
Last Updated: June 17, 2010

Keywords provided by Kwong Wah Hospital:
Cancer of rectum

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017