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Celiac Disease School for Women Living on a Gluten-free Diet (CDST)

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 2001 by Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Linkoeping University
Information provided by:
Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden Identifier:
First received: March 16, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2001
History: No changes posted

Swedish celiac disease women living on a gluten-free diet for years report poorer subjective health and more bowel complaints than Swedish women of same age in general population.

The investigators hypothesis is that the women participating in an education programme based on problem based learning will show higher degree of perceived health than the women receiving usual care.

Condition Intervention
Education of Patients
Problem-Based Learning
Behavioral: Celiac school
Behavioral: Usual care of celiac disease women

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Structured Education of Swedish Celiac Women Living on a Gluten-free Diet for Years

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Further study details as provided by Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjective health and well-being [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Gastrointestinal symptoms and Psychological well-being

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms and Psychological well-being [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Two questionnaires: Psychological General Well-Being Index and the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale.

Estimated Enrollment: 106
Study Start Date: August 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Usual care of celiac disease women
Written information corresponding to that offered when seeking medical advice for celiac disease in primary care
Behavioral: Usual care of celiac disease women
Written information corresponding to that offered when seeking medical advice for well treated celiac disease in the primary care.
Other Name: Coeliac disease guidelines
Experimental: Celiac School
Structured education using problem-based learning at 10 sessions
Behavioral: Celiac school
Structured education of adult celiac patients at 10 sessions.
Other Names:
  • Patient education
  • Counselling

Detailed Description:
Celiac disease is a disorder of the small intestines triggered by dietary gluten, a protein in wheat-containing foods. Living with is far from easy and associated with restrictions and various dilemmas in daily life, leading to depressed mood and reduced well-being, particularly in women. We decided to include 100 celiac disease women on a gluten-free diet into a randomized controlled education trial in order to compare problem-based learning with usual care. Outcome measures will be two frequently employed questionnaires: PGWB (Psychological Well-being Index) to monitor Well-being and GSRS (Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale) to measure the rate bowel symptoms as assessed at 6 months after the intervention.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women aged 20 yrs or above with Celiac disease treated for at least five years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Anticipated inability to comply the trial protocol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01088152

Contact: Lisa Jacobsson, MSc RN +4611363595
Contact: Claes Hallert, MD,PhD +46 70543 8282

Norrkoping Hospital, Recruiting
Norrkoping, Sweden, S-601 82
Contact: Claes Hallert, MD, PhD    • +46 70 543 8282   
Contact: Maria Friedrichsen, MD, PhD    +46 101030000    •   
Principal Investigator: Claes Hallert, MD, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Lisa Jacobsson, MSc RN         
Principal Investigator: Maria Friedrichsen, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden
Linkoeping University
Study Director: Claes Hallert, MD, PhD Norrkoping Hospitalö
  More Information

Responsible Party: Norrkoping Hospital, Claes HallertMD PhD, Norrkoping Hospital, Sweden Identifier: NCT01088152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FORSS-80731
M218-08 ( Other Identifier: Ethics Committee at Linkoping University, Linkoping Sweden )
Study First Received: March 16, 2010
Last Updated: March 16, 2010

Keywords provided by Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden:
Celiac disease
Gluten-free diet

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Celiac Disease
Malabsorption Syndromes
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017