Testing the effectiveness of a type of electrical stimulation to the abdomen in treating constipation in women

Subject area of study: 
constipation
Title of study: 
Testing the effectiveness of a type of electrical stimulation to the abdomen in treating constipation in women
Brief outline of the study: 

We are investigating a new treatment for constipation called trans-abdominal electrical stimulation (TES) which involves placing four (4) sticky electrodes on the stomach and back where a gentle current passes between them. This has been shown to work in studies with children. We want to see if it works in adults as well. It involves using the device at home for an hour a day for 6 weeks. To be eligible, you must be female, aged between 18 and 75, have had constipation for more than 6 months, and live in Melbourne.

Department: 
Gastroenterology
Recruitment start date: 
Mon, 22/06/2015
Recruitment end date: 
Fri, 31/08/2018
Contact person title: 
Mrs
Contact person first name: 
Judy
Contact person last name: 
Moore
Contact email: 
Contact phone number: 
(03) 9903 0233
Ethics Committee Project Number: 
282/14
Do you have advertising approval?: 
Yes
Approved by: 
Alfred