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Defecation Postures for Functional Consumption

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02772692
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2016 by Zhanwei Zhao, Air Force Military Medical University, China.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Zhanwei Zhao, Air Force Military Medical University, China

Brief Summary:
Whether functional consumption is influenced by defecation postures is unclear. The investigators investigated effects of defecation postures on functional consumption.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Constipation Behavioral: Squatting pan Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Constipation is a chronic problem in many patients all over the world. In some groups of patients such as the elderly, constipation is a significant health care problem. A prospective study was performed at 3 hospitals in China. The included patients were functional consumption patients with defecation sitting on a standard-sized toilet. Patients received standard functional consumption treatment according to the guideline and were randomly assigned to groups that using a squatting pan or a standard-sized toilet.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of Defecation Postures on Functional Consumption in Humans
Study Start Date : May 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Squatting pan
Defecation using a squatting pan
Behavioral: Squatting pan
Using squatting pans to replace standard-sized toilets in one group of the included constipation patients

No Intervention: Toilet
defecation using a standard-sized toilet



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of defecation [ Time Frame: Six months ]
    Frequency of defecation per week is collected by an interview questionnaire.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of re-defecation after the first defecation [ Time Frame: Six months ]
    Frequency of re-defecation after the first defecation per week is collected by an interview questionnaire.

  2. Defecation time [ Time Frame: Six months ]
    Defecation time (minute) is assessed by watch and collected by an interview questionnaire.

  3. Sensation of non-complete defecation [ Time Frame: Six months ]
    Sensation of non-complete defecation is investigated by an interview questionnaire (0: no; 1: yes).

  4. Straining forces during defecation [ Time Frame: Six months ]
    Straining forces during defecation is assessed by the rating of defecation exertion (0-1-2-3: very easy, easy, difficult, very difficult).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has functional constipation
  • Subject does not receive other treatments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of heart cerebrovascular disease
  • History of other types of constipation
  • Pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast feeding
  • Age< 18-year and >70-year

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Contacts
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Contact: Zhanwei Zhao, MD +86 18392186936 zzq194910@163.com

Sponsors and Collaborators
Air Force Military Medical University, China
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Qingchuan Zhao, MD Xijing Hospital
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Zhanwei Zhao, Director, Air Force Military Medical University, China
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02772692    
Other Study ID Numbers: 20160511
First Posted: May 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Constipation
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive