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Lifestyle Education and Nutrition Demonstration (BLENDS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03095768
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 30, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
City of Warrensville Heights
Ohio Department of Aging
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dana L Schneeberger, The Cleveland Clinic

Brief Summary:

The Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute has a proven track record of engaging patients in healthy living and eating through education, live cooking demonstrations / hands-on cooking classes, exercise and stress management programs.

As a result of the Community Health Needs Assessment, we are collaborating with Cleveland Clinic Community Outreach and 12th District Representative, John E. Barnes, Jr., to extend our expertise to the community of Warrensville Heights, Ohio.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Disease Other: Lifestyle Education and Cooking Demonstration Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The City of Warrensville Heights and The Cleveland Clinic are combining efforts to address the paucity of fresh and nutritious foods accessible to seniors in the Warrensville Heights community through a new program at the city's Civic and Senior Center. This program will combine healthy lifestyle education with nutrition demonstration using recipes that can be prepared in a blender. These recipes have been designed to be simple, delicious and easy to eat, and include smoothies, soups and even a few desserts! Our ultimate goal is to use both education and demonstration to promote a mindset change regarding community members' abilities to eat healthy.

The population in the Warrensville Heights community is aging, and there is a high prevalence of chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes, obesity and kidney disease. A recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identified engagement and participation in the promotion and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle as a major area for improvement. Currently there is very limited access to healthy foods in the immediate community of Warrensville Heights, and in many cases, the transportation costs required for residents to access those healthy foods is often financially unfeasible. It is clear from this CHNA that both access to and education about healthy food options is sorely needed in this community.

The Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute has a proven track record of engaging patients in healthy living and eating through education, live cooking demonstrations / hands-on cooking classes, exercise and stress management programs. In response to the CHNA and in collaboration with 12th District Representative, John E. Barnes, Jr., the BLENDS study will extend our expertise to the Warrensville Heights community.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 37 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Blending Lifestyle Education and Nutrition Demonstration for Seniors in the Warrensville Heights Community
Actual Study Start Date : April 13, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 15, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 15, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
Lifestyle Education and Cooking Demonstration
Other: Lifestyle Education and Cooking Demonstration
Participants will receive an interactive cooking demonstration as well as healthy lifestyle education




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Behavior Change from Baseline to 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Food Frequency Surveys


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from Baseline BMI at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Body Mass Index (kg/m^2)

  2. Change from Baseline Waist Circumference at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Waist Circumference (cm)

  3. Change from Baseline Blood Pressure at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Blood Pressure (mmHg)

  4. Change from Baseline Glucose at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Point-of-care Glucose (mg/dL)

  5. Change from Baseline Cholesterol at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Point-of-care Cholesterol (mmol/L)

  6. Change in Quality of Life from Baseline to 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    SF-36 Survey

  7. Program Evaluation Survey [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Investigator-created Survey



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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Adults 55 years of age or older living in the neighborhoods of Warrensville Heights

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Food allergies
  2. Celiac or non-Celiac gluten intolerance
  3. Travel plans that do not permit full participation in the intervention
  4. Recent unexplained weight loss (10 pounds or more in past 3 months)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03095768


Locations
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United States, Ohio
Warrensville Heights Senior Center
Warrensville Heights, Ohio, United States, 44128
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
City of Warrensville Heights
Ohio Department of Aging
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Dana L Schneeberger, PhD The Cleveland Clinic

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Responsible Party: Dana L Schneeberger, Research Coordinator III, The Cleveland Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03095768     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 17-046
First Posted: March 30, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2017
Last Verified: June 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Dana L Schneeberger, The Cleveland Clinic:
Lifestyle
Nutrition
Cooking

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Chronic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes