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The Utility of Virtual Reality in the Management of Pediatric Functional Constipation With Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

1. To determine if the adjunctive use of a Virtual Reality (VR) module on diaphragmatic breathing (DB) can improve the quality of life (QOL) and symptoms of children with functional constipation (FC) with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) who are receiving standard of care treatment.

2. To assess if a VR module on DB can decrease healthcare utilization for children with FC with PFD.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Device: Oculus go headset/virtual reality headset
  • Behavioral: Diaphragmatic breathing




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Ages 7 to 21 years old

   - Meets Rome IV criteria for functional constipation and pelvic floor dysfunction

   - Developmentally appropriate to understand verbal instructions

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Co-existing medical conditions that include inflammatory bowel disease, Hirschsprung's
   Disease, cystic fibrosis, tethered cord, anal stenosis, sacral agenesis, spinal cord
   anomalies, untreated thyroid disease, untreated celiac disease, neurogenic bowel,
   cerebral palsy, major bowel surgery.

   - Non-English speaking

Ages Eligible for Study

7 Years - 21 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Alice Huang, MD
Not Recruiting