Last updated on January 2010

Cancer: Do You Have Cancer and Problems With Constipation?


Brief description of study

Cancer: Do You Have Cancer and Problems With Constipation?

Detailed Study Description

Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are conducting a research study using acupressure for cancer patients that are having problems with constipation. Acupressure is a therapy that uses fingers to apply pressure on a point on the body.

You are eligible to participate if you:

  • are 18 years of age or older;
  • have the ability to learn and perform acupressure;
  • are able to read and write English; and
  • have cancer.

You cannot participate if you:

  • have acute illnesses such as fever or active infectious disease;
  • are pregnant; and
  • have an abdominal cancer at left lower abdomen.

You will be compensated for your time.

If you interested in participating, first discuss with your physician, then call for more information about the study.

Clinical Study Identifier: TX134667

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Eun Jin Lee

University of Kentucky Research
Lexington, KY USA
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