Effect of Acupressure on Constipation in Community-dwelling Spinal Cord Injury Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Online since 9 March 2023, updated 347 days ago

About this trial

Spinal cord injury is a multi-sensory, motor and autonomic dysfunction, caused by various types of acute and chronic central nervous system injuries. And it will affect patient's ability to live norma...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 64 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    This study will use a double-blind, double-group, randomized controlled trial to compare the effect of the intervention group with the control group. Study participants will be recruited from the "Hong Kong Direction Association for the Handicapped, a non-governmental organization dedicated to serving severely disabled Hong Kong people such as SCI. The sociodemographic data, disease status and outcome indicators of the study subjects were measured before the intervention, after the intervention and one month after the intervention. Research assistants (RA1) were trained to evaluate data and data, blinded to group assignments. We will have the focus group interviews (semi-structured) with caregivers after the second post-intervention assessment of study subjects (after 1-month follow-up). Eight caregivers will participate in interviews, which will be conducted online, to further understand the benefits and limitations of the research intervention.

    Potential benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2023
    • Organisation
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2023
    • Organisation
    • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more