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Development of a Constipation Risk Assessment Scale for Hospitalized Patients. (ERCoPH)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04068415
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 28, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Bordeaux

Brief Summary:
Develop a risk assessment scale for constipation of hospitalized patients to identify at an early stage high-risk individuals and to implement the appropriate means of prevention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Constipation Other: Constipation risk assessment scale

Detailed Description:

Constipation remains a prominent problem in the hospital care setting given the accumulation of contributing factors. Indeed, one of the most common causes of constipation is the existence of irregular habits in stool schedules, including the fact of delaying the time to go to the toilet, which causes the subject for a prolonged period of time to inhibit symptoms. defecation reflexes.

These disorders are often increased by the lack of exercise and prolonged bed rest, which cause a lack of muscle of the abdominal strap, the abdominals not being able to play their role of compression.

Some drugs are also a major cause of the difficulty of intestinal elimination, including opiates, anticholinergics, anti-depressants, etc.

Finally, an unbalanced diet, a water deficiency are aggravating factors, as is anxiety. In the medical and para-medical literature, there is no complete and validated tool for assessing the risk of constipation at the admission of a hospital stay. This project is to develop a constipation risk assessment scale, which can be used autonomously by nurses, based on the risk factors identified in the literature, scales published in English, and 2007 recommendations from the French National Society of Gastroenterology, recommendations of the High Authority of Health and a consensus of experts. The use of such a tool would make it possible to identify at an early stage high-risk individuals and to implement the appropriate means of prevention.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 516 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Development of a Constipation Risk Assessment Scale for Hospitalized Patients.
Actual Study Start Date : May 6, 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 16, 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 16, 2014

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: Constipation risk assessment scale
    questionnaires


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Constipation yes/no [ Time Frame: On the 4th day of hospitalization ]
    Less than a saddle in the first 4 days and prescription of laxatives



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients in services where constipation is a major concern : orthopedic surgery (Bordeaux), plastic surgery (Bordeaux), medical cardiology (Bordeaux) and internal medicine (Limoges).
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female 18 years or older
  • Swallowing, drinking and eating
  • Hospitalized in one of the participating services
  • Hospitalized for a period of at least 4 days
  • Able to give informed consent and answer questions about his or her lifestyle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with major constipation at baseline (no stool for at least 6 days)
  • History of intestinal surgery during the 10 days preceding the study,
  • Hospitalized in palliative care or bed identified palliative care.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04068415


Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Bordeaux
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Valérie BERGER, Mrs University Hospital, Bordeaux
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Bordeaux
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04068415    
Other Study ID Numbers: CHUBX 2010/44
First Posted: August 28, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Bordeaux:
Hospitalized patients
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Constipation
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms