The Effectiveness of Massage in Treating Constipation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01354080|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 16, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 16, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Constipation||Other: massage based on the tensegrity rule Other: massage - classical abdominal||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||29 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Comparison of the Effectiveness of Massage Based on the Tensegrity Rule and Classical Abdominal Massage in Persons With Constipation|
|Study Start Date :||June 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2010|
Experimental: tensegrity massage
In this group of patients massage sessions based on the tensegrity method were applied.
Other: massage based on the tensegrity rule
The massage consist of brushing the skin, stroking of the lower abdominal integuments. Elastic deformation of the thoracolumbar fascia. Then the abdominal integuments were elastically deformed by kneading to normalize the rest tension of the muscles of the abdominal integuments as well as, indirectly, the myofascial apparatus of the pelvic floor and in this way improve venous blood and lymph outflow from the large intestine and the sigmoid colon area. The next treatment stage - performing circular movements within the limits of the skin's mobility at 1/3 of the medial part of the thigh. By stroking movements in the direction of the armpit in accordance with the run of the thoracoepigastric and costalaxillary veins. Then the intercostal muscles were deformed.
Active Comparator: classical massage
In this group of patients classical massage sessions were applied
Other: massage - classical abdominal
The classical abdominal massage consisted of circular movements performed on the abdominal integuments by superficial and deep stroking techniques according to the colonic route (clockwise)
- Patient Questionnaire (including Rome Test) [ Time Frame: baseline (immediately before the first massage session) ]The aims of the Patient Questionnaire were to proof constipation presence and supply evidence of the frequency and the quality of bowel movements, and to compare them with the state from Diary
- Diary of Bowel Movements [ Time Frame: on 7th day and 21st day from the 1st massage session ]The aims of the Diary were to supply documentary evidence of the frequency and the quality of bowel movements, and to compare them with the state from before the experiment (the Patient Questionnaire).
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|University School of Physical Education in Wrocław|
|Wrocław, Wroclaw destrict, Poland, 51-612|
|Study Chair:||Krzysztof Kassolik, PhD||University School of Physical Education in Wrocław|