Effects of Rocking on Postoperative Ileus Duration Study
1. Compare the duration of postoperative ileus (POI) duration (time to first flatus), subjective reports of surgical and gas pain, postoperative pain medication (total milligrams per 24 hours) and postoperative recovery time(length of stay) between two groups of abdominal surgery cancer patients receiving either standard postoperative care or standard care plus the rocking intervention.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Effects of Rocking Chair Motion on Postoperative Ileus Duration, Subjective Pain and Time to Discharge Following Abdominal Surgery|
- Time to First Postoperative Flatus in Days Was the End of Postoperative Ileus (POI) Indicator. [ Time Frame: Daily from first day after surgical procedure to passage of first flatus (up to 5 - 7 days post surgery). ]Time from end of surgical procedure until passage of first postoperative flatus was used as an indicator for resolution of postoperatve ileus (POI).
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Rocking Group
Patients rocked in a rocking chair in 10-20 minute increments for at least one hour per day beginning on the first day after surgery. Activity was increased each day and continued until passage of first postoperative flatus.
Other: Rocking Chair Intervention
Patient out of bed rocking in a rocking chair at a constant rate of one rock cycle per second (back and forth), in ten to twenty minute increments, for at least sixty minutes per day or 3600 rock cycles and ambulate at least twice per day beginning the first postoperative day.
No Intervention: Standard Care
Standard care group got out of bed and sat in a non-rocking chair and ambulated beginning the first day after surgery. Activity was increased each day and continued until passage of first postoperative flatus.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00494806
|United States, Texas|
|U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert L. Massey, RN||M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|