The purpose of this research study is to see if using a footstool can make it easier to have bowel movements in patients who suffer from chronic constipation. The participants will be given a free footstool to use. They will be asked to keep a record of their bowel symptoms and answer some surveys about their symptoms on a phone or computer.
You will be in the study for approximately 12 weeks. This includes 2 weeks before you start using the footstool, followed by 8 weeks where you will be using the footstool and up to 2 weeks to complete your initial and final surveys.
At least 18 years old
Able to understand English
Symptoms such as feeling incompletely empty after a bowel movement, needing to strain a lot when having a bowel movement or needing to use maneuvers such as rocking one's body back and forth or using their finger to remove stool.