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|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|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|
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