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Chronic Constipation in Children Among School Children is Assuit University Children Hospital

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04110158
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 1, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fatma Ahmed Mohamed Hussien, Assiut University

Brief Summary:
Aim of the work to show rate of constipation among school age children in Assuit University Children Hospital

Condition or disease
Chronic Constipation in Children

Detailed Description:

Childhood constipation is a frequently overlooked global health problem, which is developing in a public health issue in many parts of the world.(1) Constipation is one of the commonest digestive complaints in children(2) Constipation has long been considered a symptom, rather than a disease(3)

It is often perceived as infrequent motions or passage of hard stools. Some defined constipation as less than 3 bowel motions per week)4(

or as difficulty in passing stools (5) Approximately 0.5% of school children have defecation frequency less than 3 per week and 0.3% have fecal incontinence(6) Furthermore, 20% of children also have at least 1 clinical feature of constipation.7 Therefore, it is important to use diagnostic criteria based on multiple symptoms to define constipation

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Study on Chronic Constipation Etiology and Risk Factors Among School Age Children in Assuit University Children Hospital
Estimated Study Start Date : October 15, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2020

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. on chronic Constipation Etiology and risk factors among school age children in Assuit University Children Hospital [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Constipation, risk factors ,management and outcomes

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children between 4:18 years old complain of constipation for a period long than 2 months

Inclusion Criteria:school age children 4:18 years old -

Exclusion Criteria: neonates and younger than 4years children


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04110158

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Contact: Fatma Hussein +01069677753
Contact: Shyreen Ahmed +01003162310

Sponsors and Collaborators
Assiut University
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Study Director: Mostafa Tawfeek
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Responsible Party: Fatma Ahmed Mohamed Hussien, FAmhussien, Assiut University Identifier: NCT04110158    
Other Study ID Numbers: Chronic constipation
First Posted: October 1, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 1, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Signs and Symptoms, Digestive