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Diet and Disease Activity in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2016 by Maastricht University Medical Center
Wageningen University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2012
Last updated: December 14, 2016
Last verified: December 2016

In addition to a genetic susceptibility, the immune system and the intestinal microbiota, diet is hypothesized to be an important factor in the onset and progression of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Further insight in factors affecting disease activity may contribute to targeted interventions improving disease burden and healthcare costs for these patients. However, well-designed studies exploring the role of diet in the development of exacerbations are hardly available.

The investigators hypothesize that differences in dietary patterns affects the intestinal microbiota composition and thereby contributes to the development of exacerbations in IBD.

Furthermore, a subgroup of patients suffers from malnutrition, although the exact prevalence is unknown since simple noninvasive screening tools have not been validated for IBD. The investigators hypothesize that malnutrition is frequently present in IBD patients and associated with dietary intake and disease characteristics.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Year
Official Title: Diet and Disease Activity in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Further study details as provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary aim is to study the association of dietary patterns with disease activity in a consecutive cohort of IBD outpatients [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To characterize intestinal microbiota in IBD patients with different dietary patterns [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • To characterize the intestinal microbiota in IBD patients in remission developing an exacerbation during follow up [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • To investigate the stability of the intestinal microbiota in IBD patients remaining in remission during one year follow-up [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • To study the prevalence of malnutrition in a consecutive cohort of IBD outpatients [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    In a subpopulation of the present cohort (n=300) the nutritional status will be investigated

  • The study the association of disease characteristics and dietary intake with the prevalence of malnutrition in a consecutive cohort of IBD outpatients [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • To study the sensitivity and specificity of the SNAQ / MST as malnutrition screening tool in IBD outpatients based [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
IBD-SL cohort


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Consecutive IBD patients, visiting the gastroenterology outpatient clinic, participating the IBD-SL cohort

Inclusion Criteria:

  • IBD patients, diagnosis based on clinical, endoscopic, histological and/or radiological criteria
  • participating IBD-SL cohort

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to provide informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01756963

Contact: Corinne Spooren, MD 0031 43381982

Maastricht University Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology Recruiting
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
Contact: Corinne Spooren, MD    +31433881982   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
Wageningen University
Principal Investigator: M. Pierik, MD. PhD. Maastricht University Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01756963     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NL 42101.068.12
Study First Received: December 20, 2012
Last Updated: December 14, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intestinal Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastroenteritis processed this record on May 25, 2017