Food Security and Perceptions and Barriers to Healthy Eating in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injuries
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03457558|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 7, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 7, 2018
|Condition or disease|
|Spinal Cord Injuries|
Food security is one's ability to get food. Individuals with a SCI have many risk factors for low rates of food security. Some of these risk factors include lower levels of income and employment. This study consists of a one-time survey using the US Adult Food Security Survey and another previously validated survey about perceptions of barriers to healthy eating.
Our long-term goal is to develop a large SCI food security and perceived barriers to healthy eating multicenter study in order to determine if these factors are significant issues in the SCI population. We also aim to determine the causes of these issues in order to develop interventions to improve the health of all people living with a SCI and potentially reduce their health care costs. The purpose of this study is to determine the rates of food insecurity in a sample of people living with a SCI and to identify some perceptions of barriers to healthy eating in the SCI population. This will also develop preliminary data to support a NIH R level grant application for a large, multicenter study to further explore SCI food security at the national level. Our central hypothesis is that there will be an increased rate of food insecurity in the SCI population compared to other groups in the literature, and that this will be associated with income and environmental barriers.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Official Title:||Assessment of Food Security and Perceptions and Barriers to Healthy Eating in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injuries Living in the Community|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 1, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2020|
- Food Security [ Time Frame: Completed at time of enrollment ]The US Adult Food Security Survey will be administered to all participants. They will each receive a score of 0-10. A score of zero represents high food security. A score of 1-2 represents marginal food security. A score of 3-5 represents low food security, and a score of 6-10 represents very low food security.
- Perception Barriers [ Time Frame: Completed at time of enrollment ]Perceived personal, social, and environmental barriers will be measured using a questionnaire previously used among young women
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03457558
|Contact: Jesse Lieberman, MD||704-355-0649||Jesse.Lieberman@Carolinashealthcare.org|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28203|
|Contact: Jesse A Lieberman, MD, MSPH 704-355-0649 Jesse.Lieberman@Carolinashealthcare.org|
|Contact: Sherri Stutts 704-355-4906 Sherri.R.Stutts@carolinashealthcare.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Jesse Lieberman||Carolinas Healthcare System|