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Cause of Symptom Studies


Short Study Name: FIT-D Diary Research Study

Full Study Name: “Comparative Effectiveness of biofeedback, sacral nerve stimulation, and injectable bulking agents for the treatment of fecal incontinence: Bowel Diary Validation Study.”

Research Coordinator: Stefanie Twist

**NOTE** We have recruited all healthy controls for this research study, but we still need individuals with fecal incontinence to participate.

The Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders is in the process of validating a symptom diary that will be used in a future research study. We want to find out if people who do and do not have accidental bowel leakage, also known as fecal incontinence, understand the diary questions and provide feedback on the diary.

Participation in this research study involves filling out a daily diary for four weeks and answering questionnaires before and after the research study. No intervention is involved in this research study.

This research study involves 2 in-person visits that will last up to 60 minutes for each visit. They can be scheduled either at the UNC-CH campus or the UNC-Hillsborough campus for your convenience.

You can earn up to $100 for participation in this research study.

Biomedical IRB 17-1413


Short Study Name: FIT-NV Research Study

Full Study Name: “Measurement of rectal an anal pressures in healthy women and men.”

Research Coordinator:
Stefanie Twist

The UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders is recruiting healthy men and women between the age of 18 and 80 for a research study. We are investigating the normal values for anal and rectal pressures in the general population.

This information will be used to distinguish normal from abnormal results when the diagnostic equipment is used.

For this particular study, we are asking you to fill out a series of questionnaires and participate in two commonly used diagnostic procedures, called anorectal manometry and a balloon evacuation test. Both tests are currently used in clinics to help diagnose lower GI disorders. No treatment or diagnosis will be given during this research study.

You will receive $150 for completing the research study.

This study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD).If you are interested in learning more about this research study, please call or email a member of the study staff to learn more.

Biomedical IRB 17-2777

Treatment Studies

No studies are currently enrolling.

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