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

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Institute of public health, department of nursing sciences, Århus University, Denmark
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00364169
First received: August 11, 2006
Last updated: June 27, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Postoperative Constipation
Procedure: Degree of constipation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Systematic Nursing Interventions to Reduce Postoperative Constipation After Thoracic Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Constipation incidence the first month after surgery

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Defecation pattern measured after The Bristol Stool scale.
  • ADL (after Sallings functional scale)

Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Primary Completion Date: December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

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
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Locations
Denmark
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Center, University hospital Rigshospitalet
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Institute of public health, department of nursing sciences, Århus University, Denmark
Investigators
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
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00364169     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF 01 308399
Study First Received: August 11, 2006
Last Updated: June 27, 2008
Health Authority: Denmark: The Ministry of the Interior and Health
Denmark: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
constipation
cancer
surgery
intervention
nursing
postoperative

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Constipation
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms

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