Effect of Agar Administration on Defecation and Fecal Condition in Chronic Constipated Patients
The administration of agar jelly may increase the number of defecation and the volume of feces, and then may improve fecal condition in chronic constipated patients.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- the condition of feces [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Bristol scale is used.
- the number and amount of defecation [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Agar jelly, constipation
Subjects eat a cap of agar jelly (180g) shortly before eating dinner every day for 4 weeks.
|Dietary Supplement: Agar jelly|
Each subject eats one cap of agar jelly shortly before having dinner every day for 4 weeks.
At 0, 7th, 14th, 21th, and 28th day , the frequency of defecation and defecation condition is assessed.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02012543
|Showa Inan General Hospital|
|Komagane, Nagano, Japan, 399-4117|
|Principal Investigator:||Akira Horiuchi, MD||Showa Inan General Hospital|