Position Changes During Colonoscope Insertion Increases Patient Comfort

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2014 by University of British Columbia.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 13, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia

Brief Summary:
The investigators wish to study the effects of position changes during colonoscope insertion on patient comfort. The investigators hypothesize that early position changes would reduce colonoscope loop formation and patient discomfort.

Condition or disease
Colonoscopy Technique

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Position Changes During Colonoscope Insertion Increases Patient Comfort: a Prospective Trial
Study Start Date : September 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Colonoscopy
U.S. FDA Resources

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intensity and frequency of abdominal pain [ Time Frame: 30min ]
    Abdominal pain during colonoscopy.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients referred to gastroenterologists for colonoscopy.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 19 years or older
  • outpatient colonoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inpatient
  • unable to provide informed consent
  • previous bowel resection, inflammatory bowel disease
  • musculoskeletal disorder or other mobility issues limiting effective patient position changes.
  • inadequate bowel preparation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01433939

Canada, British Columbia
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z 1Y6
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Telford, MD The University of British Columbia

Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT01433939     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H11-01597
First Posted: September 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
position changes
patient comfort