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A Holistic Dietary Intervention for Persons With Spinal Cord Injury

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2017 by Hanne Bjørg Slettahjell, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 19, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hanne Bjørg Slettahjell, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

Brief Summary:

People with spinal cord injury are at increased risk for overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and decreased quality of life compared With able bodied.

This pilot aims to assess the impact of a nutrition intervention that combines several methods to help people change their lifestyle.

The pilot project combines individual interviews and personal lifestyle goals (diet) with group classes for people with long-standing spinal cord injury.

In addition to nutrition theory and practical exercises for diet-planning, motivational interviewing and mindfullness are incorporated into the course. The course is interdisciplinary, but is led primarily by a dietitian. Data is collected before the course starts and right after the 9-week course ends. The measurements involves self-perceived quality of life, food diary, weight, waist circumference and body composition (measured by BIA and DXA).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Spinal Cord Injuries Behavioral: A holistic dietary intervention for persons with spinal cord injury

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 13 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: PILOT: A Holistic Dietary Intervention for Persons With Spinal Cord Injury
Study Start Date : September 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2018

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Intervention Details:
  • Behavioral: A holistic dietary intervention for persons with spinal cord injury
    A lifestyle program over 9 weeks combining individual consultations with a dieatitian and interdiciplinary group sessions

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body composition [ Time Frame: Short-term: 9 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diet behaviour [ Time Frame: Short-term: 9 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients With long-standing spinal cord injury (> 2 years after injury)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • >18 years
  • Long-standing Spinal Cord Injury (> 2 years after injury)
  • Motivated for lifestyle change

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Responsible Party: Hanne Bjørg Slettahjell, Registered dietitian, MSc, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital Identifier: NCT03025048     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016/1477-6
First Posted: January 19, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System