The Relationship Between Hemorrhoids and Smartphone Use in the Lavatory
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03444389|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 23, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 23, 2018
The objective of this study is to examine the relationship between hemorrhoids, a common complaint, and the use of smartphones, also a common feature of modern life, in the lavatory.
As is known, hemorrhoidal disease is a frequently observed disease of the lower rectum and anal region that seriously impairs the patient's quality of life.
Based on clinical observations, the study investigators have found that the use of mobile phones in the lavatory has become a habit for some people. The investigators surmise that this habit, which increases the time spent on the toilet, also leads to an increase in pressure on the anal region and straining during defecation. There is a gap in the literature investigating the relationship between these two situations (smartphone use in the lavatory and the development of hemorrhoids). The basic research question of the present study is thus designed to determine to what extent the use of smartphones increases time spent in the lavatory and whether there is an association between this increase in time and hemorrhoidal disease.
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||1798 participants|
|Official Title:||An Investigation Into the Relationship Between Hemorrhoid Disease and the Use of Smartphones in the Lavatory|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 1, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 1, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 1, 2018|
Patients with hemorrhoids
Healthy participants without hemorrhoids
- Presence or absence of hemorrhoids [ Time Frame: Through study completion (up to 7 months) ]A physical examination is performed by a general surgeon to determine presence or absence of hemorrhoids.
- Degree of hemorrhoids (if present) [ Time Frame: Through study completion (up to 7 months) ]A physical examination is performed by a general surgeon to determine degree (1st to 4th) of hemorrhoids.
- Smartphone usage habits in the lavatory [ Time Frame: Through study completion (up to 7 months) ]A questionnaire is used to investigate the relationship between smartphone use in the lavatory and hemorrhoid disease. The desired measure is the total amount of time (in minutes) that smartphone use in the lavatory increases time spent in the lavatory each day. This measure is based on the answers to two questions: the number of times per day that the participant uses the lavatory for defecation (1; 2; 3; 4; 5-10; more than 10), multiplied by the length of time that lavatory visits are increased due to smartphone use (no choices are given; instead, the participant enters the number of minutes).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03444389
|Contact: Sebahattin Celik, M.D.||90 432 4445065 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine||Recruiting|
|Van, Turkey, 65080|
|Contact: Sebahattin Celik, M.D. 90 432 4445065 ext 26099 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Sebahattin Celik, M.D.||Department of General Surgery, Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine|