Chronic Functional Constipation | Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents With Chronic Functional Constipation: Educational Action Effects

Chronic Functional Constipation research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to determine if the quality of life in children and adolescents diagnosed with chronic functional constipation improves after educational activity in focus group composed by these patients' mothers.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Children (6 to 9 years-old) and adolescents - Diagnostic of chronic functional constipation Exclusion Criteria: - Patients using calcium and/or heme - Patients with organic diseases that causes constipation

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Chronic Functional Constipation

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Behavioral:Educational action with focal group

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Educational action group

Control group

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: May 2013

Completed Date: September 2013

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: The improvement in the quality of life on participants after the intervention

Secondary Outcome: The improvement in clinical parameters of chronic functional constipation

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Gabriela CS Sette, MSc

Lead Sponsor: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco


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