Assessment of Handgrip Strength in Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02950779|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 1, 2016
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2016
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease, which causes inflammation of the gut. People with this disease are often poorly nourished. Problems caused by poor nutrition such as poor wound healing can be reduced if it is recognised and treated early.
When people with IBD attend outpatients clinic with their IBD specialist they are weighed and their BMI calculated to indicate if they are poorly nourished. Weight and BMI may not always provide a good assessment of how well nourished a person is because it does not describe the amount of muscle in the body in proportion to fat. A person with a low or decreasing amount of muscle but a normal or high BMI is at risk of nutritional problems. Measuring the amount of muscle someone with IBD has in routine practice poses a challenge to clinicians due to time constraints. One-way of measuring the amount of muscle a person has is to measure their muscle strength. This can be measured by recording the strength of a person's handgrip. Handgrip strength can be measured using a hand-held device called a dynamometer.
This study aims to test whether it is possible to measure the handgrip strength of people with IBD attending outpatient's clinic. It also aims to test how the measure obtained compares with other methods of assessing whether someone is malnourished and their health. People with a diagnosis of IBD who are aged 18 or older and who are scheduled to attend IBD outpatients clinic in one hospital will be asked to take part in the study. Their handgrip strength will be measured each time they attend clinic over a nine-month period in addition to other information about their health and nutritional state. This study forms part of a Masters in Research being undertaken with The University of Southampton.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nutrition||Other: Handgrip Strength Measurement|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||25 participants|
|Official Title:||An Investigation Into Handgrip Strength as a Dietetic Assessment Tool to Detect Changes in the Nutritional and Health Status of Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Longitudinal Observational Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date :||October 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2017|
- Handgrip strength measurement [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
- IBD Disease activity [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
- Quality of life Assessment [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
- Physical Activity Assessment [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
- Malnutrition Screening score [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
- Micronutrient values [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02950779
|Contact: Catherine Foley, Missemail@example.com|
|Study Chair:||Fraser Cummings, Dr||University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust|