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Intervention with dietary fiber to treat constipation and reduce laxative use in residents of nursing homes.



Key Questions Addressed
1 Is this a fiber intervention study?
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Primary Publication Information
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TitleData
Title Intervention with dietary fiber to treat constipation and reduce laxative use in residents of nursing homes.
Author Sturtzel B., Elmadfa I.
Country Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Year 2008
Numbers Pubmed ID: 18382081

Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: Fiber Database
Arms
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Year of Publication 2008
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Country of Publication Austria
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What was the study design? Randomized Controlled Trial (parallel)
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Was the study blinded? unspecified
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Study diet type Unspecified
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Level of feeding control for dietary intervention Long-term care facility served all foods, and study intervention incorporated into provided diet
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Sample size 30
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Is there a run-in period? Unspecified
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Is there a washout period? Not applicable
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Did the administered fiber dose change over the course of the study? No
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What is the age of the population (categorical)? Adults (20+ Years)
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Study population, mean age in years ~85.3
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Study population, age range in years 57-98
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Study Population, mean BMI, kg/m2 NR
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Study population, BMI Range, kg/m2 -
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Baseline health status frail inhabitants of a geriatric ward with laxative use
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Gender (% male) NR
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Fiber 1-type Oat Bran
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Fiber 1-if combination was selected for fiber type, 1st fiber type in combination -
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Fiber 1-if combination was selected for fiber type, 2nd fiber type in combination -
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Fiber 1- dose 1 (g) 18.0 g/100 g
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Fiber 1- dose 2 (g) -
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Fiber 1-Duration of intervention 12 weeks
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Fiber 1-how was the fiber administered? Combination Of Foods
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Fiber 2-type -
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Fiber 2-if combination was selected for fiber type, 1st fiber type in combination -
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Fiber 2- dose 1 (g) -
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Fiber 2- dose 2 (g) -
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Fiber 2-Duration of intervention -
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Fiber 2-how was the fiber administered? -
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Fiber 3-type -
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Fiber 3-if combination was selected for fiber type, 1st fiber type in combination -
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Fiber 3-if combination was selected for fiber type, 2nd fiber type in combination -
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Fiber 3- dose 1 (g) -
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Fiber 3- dose 2 (g) -
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Fiber 3-Duration of intervention -
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Fiber 3-how was the fiber administered? -
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Fiber 4-type -
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Fiber 4-if combination was selected for fiber type, 1st fiber type in combination -
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Fiber 4- dose 1 (g) -
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Fiber 4- dose 2 (g) -
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Fiber 4-Duration of intervention -
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Fiber 4-how was the fiber administered? -
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Comparator 1- what was the comparator used in the intervention? matched
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Comparator 1-dose 0.0
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Comparator 1-duration of comparator intervention 12 weeks
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Comparator 1-how was the comparator administered to participants? Diet
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Comparator 2- what was the comparator used in the intervention? -
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Comparator 3- what was the comparator used in the intervention? -
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Comparator 4- what was the comparator used in the intervention? -
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