February 12, 2015

Interested in Participating in a New Study of Dietary Interventions for Fecal Incontinence?

Dr. Stacy Menees, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, specializing in Gastroenterology, is Principal Investigator of a new, active study, "Comparing the Effectiveness of Two Dietary Interventions for Fecal Incontinence: A Randomized, Controlled Trial (HUM00079064)."

The study is evaluating the effectiveness of two diets, both of which are frequently recommended to improve symptoms associated with fecal incontinence. Prospective study participants are encouraged to inquire about the study if: 1) 18 years of age or older; and 2) experience at least two episodes per week of unintentional loss of stool associated with diarrhea or loose stool.

If you are eligible and decide to participate, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two diets. Participation could last approximately 6 weeks and includes up to 5 visits to the study clinic. Participants are required to maintain an electronic study diary on a daily basis. Additionally, qualified participants will receive dietary counseling at no cost. A total of $120 will be given to qualified study participants upon completion.

For more information on this study, visit: https://umclinicalstudies.org/HUM00079064?topics

Contact Information: Rachael Goff, FI-Diet-Study@umich.edurlgoff@med.umich.edu, or 734-647-3374