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The Impact of Portion Plates for Weight Loss on Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2010 by Richmond Health Services.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: January 20, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2010
History: No changes posted

The study will involve cardiac rehabilitation clients and will measure their weight, height, waist circumference and blood pressure comparisons between first and final visit (after 8 weeks). A control group will receive usual care and an experimental group will receive usual care plus a portion control plate for their meals. Patients currently have their waist circumference, weight, height and blood pressure measured at their first visit (week 0) and at their final visit (week 8). This study would compare these three parameters at these same times (week 0 and week 8) between the control and experimental groups. The control group would receive the usual care while the experimental group would receive usual care plus be given a portion control plate at week 0.

The hypothesis of this study is that subjects from the experimental group will have an average reduction in: (a) waist circumference by > 5%, (b) weight or BMI by > 5%, and (c) systolic and diastolic blood pressure by >10%. The subjects in the control group are hypothesized to show an average less than these targets for the experimental group.

Condition Intervention
Cardiovascular Disease
Other: Portion plate given to cardiac rehabilitation patients

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Impact of Portion Plates for Weight Loss on Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients

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Further study details as provided by Richmond Health Services:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduce waist circumference by 5% or more in intervention group [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduce weight or BMI by 5% or more in intervention group [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  • Reduce diastolic and systolic blood pressure by 10% or more in intervention group [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: February 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Standard nutrition cardiac care
Patients will receive standard care of group nutrition counselling and individual counselling if requested
Other: Portion plate given to cardiac rehabilitation patients
Patients in the experimental group will be provided with standard care (group and individual nutrition counselling) plus be provided a portion control plate
Other Name: Divided portion control plate from StepsCount

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients attending the cardiac rehab program who have a waist circumference of more than 102 cm (males) and 89 cm (females)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any patients with a waist circumference below the above levels
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01054040

Canada, British Columbia
Richmond Health Services, Cardiac Rehabilitation
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V6X 1A2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Richmond Health Services
Study Director: Monica Redekopp, BSN, PhD Richmond Health Services
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mary Flesher, Richmond Health Services Identifier: NCT01054040     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H09-03467 (UBC Ethics Board) 
Study First Received: January 20, 2010
Last Updated: January 20, 2010

Keywords provided by Richmond Health Services:
cardiovascular disease, portion plate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Weight Loss
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight
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