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dc.contributor.authorSimón, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.authorBueno Palomino, Ana María
dc.contributor.authorOtero Otero, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorVázquez González, Fernando Lino
dc.contributor.authorBlanco Seoane, Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-25T12:01:13Z
dc.date.available2020-03-25T12:01:13Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationSimón, M.A.; Bueno, A.M.; Otero, P.; Vázquez, F.L.; Blanco, V. A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effects of Electromyographic Biofeedback on Quality of Life and Bowel Symptoms in Elderly Women With Dyssynergic Defecation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3247
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10347/20898
dc.description.abstractDyssynergic defecation is a usual cause of chronic constipation in elderly women, with a negative impact on health-related quality of life. The present randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the effects of behavioral treatment through electromyographic biofeedback (EMG-BF) on quality of life and bowel symptoms in elderly women with dyssynergic defecation. Twenty chronically constipated elderly women, due to dyssynergic defecation, were enrolled in the study. Outcome measures included weekly stool frequency, anismus index, severity of patient-reported chronic constipation symptoms (abdominal, rectal, and stool symptoms), and overall measure of quality of life. After 1 month of baseline, participants were randomly assigned to either EMG-BF group (n = 10) or control group (n = 10). Three months after treatment, female patients were once again assessed following the same procedure in baseline. One-way multivariate analysis of variance MANOVA revealed no significant differences between the groups before treatment in any of the measured dependent variables (Wilks’s λ = 0.74; F6,13 = 0.77; p = 0.61). Likewise, univariate analysis showed no differences between the groups, either in terms of age (F1,18 = 0.96; p = 0.34) or mean disease duration (F1,18 = 2.99; p = 0.11). Three months after treatment, MANOVA revealed statistically significant differences between the groups (Wilks’s λ = 0.29; F6,13 = 5.19; p < 0.01). These differences were significant in all outcome measures. EMG-BF produces significant improvements in bowel symptoms and health-related quality of life of elderly women with dyssynergic defecation
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rights© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectBehavioral treatment
dc.subjectChronic constipation
dc.subjectDyssynergic defecation
dc.subjectEMG-biofeedback
dc.titleA Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effects of Electromyographic Biofeedback on Quality of Life and Bowel Symptoms in Elderly Women With Dyssynergic Defecation
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.DOI10.3390/ijerph16183247
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183247
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.identifier.e-issn1660-4601
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Psicoloxía Clínica e Psicobioloxía
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Psicoloxía Evolutiva e da Educación
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© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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