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Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Study in Postpartum Women in China

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01039051
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2009 by Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 24, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2009
Qingdao University
Southern Medical University, China
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, China
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Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Brief Summary:
Previous studies have shown "Doing the month", a traditional practice for postpartum women in China and other Asian countries, may be associated with higher prevalence of postpartum problems. The current multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT) aims to evaluate outcomes of diet and lifestyle interventions in Chinese postpartum women.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Puerperal Infection Fever Constipation Hemorrhoids Anal Fissure Breast Disease Oral Ulcers Anemia Behavioral: Diet and Lifestyle Intervention in Chinese Postpartum Women Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The current multicenter RCT will be conducted in three representative areas in China, Shandong province, Hubei province and Guangdong province, which locate in northern, central and southern parts of China, respectively. Women who attend routine pregnancy diagnosis in hospitals or maternal healthcare centers will be invited to take part in this study. At least 800 women who meet our eligibility criteria will be recruited and randomly assigned to the intervention group (n>=400) and the control group (n>=400). A three-dimension comprehensive intervention strategy, which incorporates intervention measures simultaneously to individual postpartum woman, their family members and community environment, will be utilized to maximize the effectiveness of intervention. Regular visiting and follow-up will be done in both group; nutrition and health-related measurements will be assessed both before and after the intervention.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trials of Diet and Lifestyle Intervention to Promote Chinese Postpartum Women's Health
Study Start Date : June 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Postpartum Care

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Diet and Lifestyle counseling
increasing consumption of vegetables and fruits; maintaining energy balance through reducing excessive energy from meat, eggs and brown sugar and increasing energy expenditure from appropriate physical activity, such as doing maternal keep-fit exercises.
Behavioral: Diet and Lifestyle Intervention in Chinese Postpartum Women
For individual postpartum woman, we will set antepartum participatory training courses, provide specially prepared brochures and supporting VCD, set up a specialized counseling hotline and give individual bedside guidance after birth. For their family members, we will invite every postpartum woman's husband and mother to take part in workshops or seminars, making them know some basic knowledge of postpartum care, and persuading them to promote adoption of the diet and lifestyle we advocated by the postpartum woman. For community environment, we will put up posters about basic knowledge of postpartum care in the community bulletin boards for general population educating and mobilize community leaders and heads from and maternal and child health centers for maximum support.
Other Name: Multicenter trial for Postpartum practice

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in the knowledge and belief about postpartum practice among the women [ Time Frame: December 2009 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in the nutritional status, postpartum recovery and health status [ Time Frame: June 2010 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy pregnant women
  • at their third trimester
  • had at least three routine examinations at these antenatal clinics

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <20 or >40 years old

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01039051

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Contact: Liegang Liu, PhD +86-27-83650522

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China, Guangdong
Southern Medical University Recruiting
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510515
Contact: Limei Mao, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Limei Mao, PhD         
China, Hubei
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Recruiting
Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430030
Contact: Liegang Liu, PhD    +86-27-83650522   
Principal Investigator: Wei Bao, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Yingying Ouyang, Master         
Principal Investigator: Shuang Wu, Master         
Sub-Investigator: Wei Yang, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Yanting Zhao, Master         
Sub-Investigator: Juan Fu, Master         
China, Shandong
Qingdao University Recruiting
Qingdao, Shandong, China, 266021
Contact: Aiguo Ma, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Aiguo Ma, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Qingdao University
Southern Medical University, China
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, China
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Study Chair: Liegang Liu, PhD Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Liegang Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT01039051    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008BA158B07
First Posted: December 24, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 24, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Puerperal Infection
Fissure in Ano
Oral Ulcer
Breast Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Rectal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Skin Diseases
Anus Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Pregnancy Complications
Puerperal Disorders