Effect of Agar Administration on Defecation and Fecal Condition in Chronic Constipated Patients
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02012543|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 16, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 4, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Constipation||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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Study Start Date :||November 2013|
|Primary Completion Date :||October 2014|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2014|
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|
- the condition of feces [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]Bristol scale is used.
- the number and amount of defecation [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02012543
|Showa Inan General Hospital|
|Komagane, Nagano, Japan, 399-4117|
|Principal Investigator:||Akira Horiuchi, MD||Showa Inan General Hospital|