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
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|
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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||37 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|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|
Lifestyle Education and Cooking Demonstration
Other: Lifestyle Education and Cooking Demonstration
Participants will receive an interactive cooking demonstration as well as healthy lifestyle education
- Behavior Change from Baseline to 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]Food Frequency Surveys
- Change from Baseline BMI at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]Body Mass Index (kg/m^2)
- Change from Baseline Waist Circumference at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]Waist Circumference (cm)
- Change from Baseline Blood Pressure at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]Blood Pressure (mmHg)
- Change from Baseline Glucose at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]Point-of-care Glucose (mg/dL)
- Change from Baseline Cholesterol at 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]Point-of-care Cholesterol (mmol/L)
- Change in Quality of Life from Baseline to 2 Months [ Time Frame: 2 months ]SF-36 Survey
- Program Evaluation Survey [ Time Frame: 2 months ]Investigator-created Survey
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): NCT03095768
|United States, Ohio|
|Warrensville Heights Senior Center|
|Warrensville Heights, Ohio, United States, 44128|
|Principal Investigator:||Dana L Schneeberger, PhD||The Cleveland Clinic|