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Prevention of Constipation: Systematic Nursing Interventions to Reduce Postoperative Constipation After Thoracic Surgery

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00364169
First Posted: August 15, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 1, 2008
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Collaborator:
Institute of public health, department of nursing sciences, Århus University, Denmark
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
August 11, 2006
August 15, 2006
July 1, 2008
September 2006
December 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Constipation incidence the first month after surgery
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00364169 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Defecation pattern measured after The Bristol Stool scale.
  • ADL (after Sallings functional scale)
Same as current
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Prevention of Constipation: Systematic Nursing Interventions to Reduce Postoperative Constipation After Thoracic Surgery
Systematic Nursing Interventions to Reduce Postoperative Constipation After Thoracic Surgery
The purpose of the study is to reduce the incidence of postoperative constipation by systematic nurse assessment, interventions and evaluation, in the first month after thoracic surgery.
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Interventional
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Postoperative Constipation
Procedure: Degree of constipation
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Completed
58
December 2006
December 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients admitted for planned lung surgery
  • Patients are capable
  • Able to talk and understand Danish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with colostomy and / or ileostomy
  • Neurological or abdominal diseases
  • Feed through a tube
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Denmark
 
 
NCT00364169
KF 01 308399
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Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Institute of public health, department of nursing sciences, Århus University, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Lene S. Rasmussen, RN,Stud.-MPH Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Center, University hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Study Director: Lene S. Rasmussen, RN,Stud.-MPH Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Center, University hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
June 2008

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