Efficacy of Psychological Therapies in Patients With Functional Bowel Disorders (PTSD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04060121|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 16, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2020
The purpose of this study is study bowel symptoms, quality of life, and personal factors that may affect your health. In Aim 1 of this study participants will be invited to complete 6 survey-based questionnaires online.
In Aim 2 of this study will monitor the effectiveness of a 12 week therapy program on bowel symptoms and overall quality of life.
|Condition or disease|
|IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation|
For Aim 1, investigators will conduct a cross-sectional survey study examining prevalence of early adverse life events and post-trauamatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients with constipation-predominant IBS or chronic constipation.
For Aim 2, investigators will recruit and enroll individuals who have a history of early adverse life events or possible PTSD for a 12 week outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy program as outlined below:
Visit 1 (Participants will present to the GI Office at one of our dedicated locations including the downtown Digestive and Liver Disorders (DaLD) clinic, Springmill Clinic, or IU North Multispeciality Clinic) At this screening visit, participants do the following:
- Read and sign the informed consent after all your questions about the study will be answered
- Have a medical history taken including demographics, symptoms and history of illness
- Medications will be reviewed
- A physical exam will be performed by the physician.
- Vital signs will be measured.
- Participants will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires
- Participants will be provided a bowel pattern diary to record bowel symptoms over the course of the study
- The study visit may take 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete
Day 1-15 (Run-In Phase):
• Participants be asked to record stool symptoms and patterns in a diary daily starting from Day 1 to Day 15. The daily dairy can either be completed on paper or by phone or on the web.
Day 16-100 (Visit 2-13): During this time, participants will undergo regular sessions with a dedicated GI psychologist. They will receive one 60-minute session every week for 10-12 weeks. The treatment schedule will include education on the relationship between bowel symptoms and stressful life events with instructions on ways to cope and manage symptoms through the use of relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises and other methods for self calming. During the 10 to 12 weeks of therapy, participants will be given assignments and asked to monitor your progress.
- After participants have completed your treatment sessions, they will be asked to fill out the same questionnaires that they completed at the screening visit.
- We will also confirm completion of the study.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||370 participants|
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Psychological Therapies in Patients With Functional Bowel Disorders With History of Early Adverse Life Events or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 1, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 31, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 31, 2021|
- Early adverse life events (EALS) [ Time Frame: 10-15 minutes ]Presence of early adverse life events will be determine by self-reported questionnaire responses to the adverse childhood experiences (ACE) questionnaire (ACE score of one or higher, range 0-8)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [ Time Frame: 10-15 minutes ]Prevalence of PTSD will be determined by self-reported questionnaire responses to PTSD Checklist (PCL-5) questionnaire (range 0-80). A provisional PTSD diagnosis can be made by treating each item rated as 2 = "Moderately" or higher as a symptom endorsed, then following the DSM-5 diagnostic rule which requires at least: 1 B item (questions 1-5), 1 C item (questions 6-7), 2 D items (questions 8-14), 2 E items (questions 15-20).
- Change in weekly number of complete spontaneous bowel movements [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]The weekly number of complete spontaneous bowel movements will be measured using a validated daily bowel diary
- Change in abdominal pain [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Abdominal pain will be measured using a validated daily bowel diary
- IBS or functional constipation (FC) [ Time Frame: 20-30 minutes ]Presence of IBS or FC will be determined based on responses to the validated IBS Rome IV Questionnaire
- Psychological comorbidities [ Time Frame: 20-30 minutes ]Existence and severity of psychological comorbidities will be measured by the validated hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) questionnaire (range 0-14)
- Health-related quality of life: Short Form-12 (SF-12) [ Time Frame: 20-30 minutes ]Health-related quality of life will be measured by responses to SF-12 (higher score is better, range 0-100)
- Constipation-related symptoms [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Change in constipation-related symptoms will be measured using the validated in Patient Assessment of Constipation Symptoms questionnaire (higher score is worse, score range 0-4)
- Constipation-related quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Change in constipation-related quality of life will be measured using the validated patient assessement of constipation quality of life questionnaire (higher score is worse, score range 0-4)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04060121
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