Clinical Trial - Use of a Squatting Assist Device in Patients With Constipation - Constipation

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Constipation is a very common problem. Western style toilets that Americans use require the person to sit on the toilet. However, results from uncontrolled studies suggests that a squatting posture (as prevalent in many foreign countries) may be better at facilitating evacuation compared to a Western style commode. Hence, the investigators propose to evaluate the benefits of a footstool on symptoms and anorectal functions in constipated patients. Hypothesis: the regular squatting assist device (7 inches) but not a sham device (2 inches tall) will improve symptoms of constipation.
Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 85 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Use of a Squatting Assist Device in Patients With Constipation
Study Start Date : September 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2018
Contact: Kelly J Feuerhak 507-255-6802 Identifier: NCT02877394
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