Effectiveness of Standing Frame on Constipation in Children With Cerebral Palsy (CP)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01911559|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 30, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2016
Children with Cerebral Palsy and quadriplegia or severe diplegia suffer from highly reduced mobility and consequent constipation. Clinicians frequently recommend standing-frames to exercise the support reaction in this population, sharing the opinion that the upright position may facilitate intestinal transit, although no evidence supports this assumption.
The investigators conducted this single-subject research to determine the effects of the standing-frame on the frequency of evacuation in chronically constipated children with CP and quadriplegia.
Moreover, the investigators studied its effects on the frequency of induction of evacuation, the characteristics of the stool and the pain suffered by the child due to constipation and/or evacuation.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegia Diplegia Constipation||Device: standing-frame|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1 participants|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Standing Frame on Constipation in Children With Cerebral Palsy: a Single Subject Study|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2015|
constipated quadriplegic CP children
In this study we included children with CP, in the manifestation of severe diplegia or quadriplegia, who do not currently use the standing-frame.
Other Name: stander
- bowel evacuation frequency [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ]Using a daily-diary where the caregivers collect the data about the bowel evacuation frequency
- Bowel evacuation inductions frequency [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ]Using a daily-diary where the caregivers collect the data about the bowel evacuation inductions frequency
- pain related to the bowel evacuation [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ]Using a daily-diary where the caregivers collect the data about the pain related to the bowel evacuation
- distress of the caregiver [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ]Using a daily-diary where the caregivers collect the data about the distress of the caregiver
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|Local Health Institution of Modena|
|Carpi, Modena, Italy, 41124|