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Novel Mobile Application to Assess Dietary Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03578458
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 6, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nestlé

Brief Summary:

The study will assess the accuracy of food capture methods using a novel mobile application. This will be done by comparing the energy and nutrient content of reported foods against those of foods actually consumed (i.e., reported vs actual). Two methods of using the application will be tested:

  1. During each eating occasion to report foods and amounts consumed
  2. By taking photographs of every food consumed, using the camera functionality of the mobile application and using the application the following day (according to the availability of the study subjects) to report foods and amounts consumed. This is to be consistent with the concept of a 24-hour dietary recall.

One group will use a standard 24-hour dietary recall method.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dietary Assessment Other: subjects will install a mobile app for use Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 132 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Evaluation of a Novel Mobile Application to Assess Dietary Information
Actual Study Start Date : May 31, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 27, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : November 27, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
US Healthy diet
Subjects will install a mobile app for use and will be randomly assigned to a healthy diet.
Other: subjects will install a mobile app for use
novel mobile application

Vegetarian diet
Subjects will install a mobile app for use and will be randomly assigned to a vegetarian diet.
Other: subjects will install a mobile app for use
novel mobile application

Mediterranean diet
Subjects will install a mobile app for use and will be randomly assigned to a Mediterranean diet.
Other: subjects will install a mobile app for use
novel mobile application




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Energy and nutrient content captured on the mobile application [ Time Frame: Day 1 intakes recorded on application after meals ]
    During each eating occasion to report foods and amounts consumed


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Energy and nutrient content captured on the mobile application by taking photographs of food consumed [ Time Frame: Day 1 intakes photographed on application after meals ]
    During each eating occasion to report foods and amounts consumed

  2. Assess whether food capture using the mobile application is comparable with a conventional 24-hour recall. [ Time Frame: Day 1 intakes will be reviewed by recall method ]
    Use of application for food capture versus 24 hour dietary recall in reporting foods and amounts consumed



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Generally healthy men and women 18-65 years of age
  • Eats a wide variety of foods from all food groups
  • 18 ≤ body mass index (BMI) < 30 kg/m2
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • iPhone (iOS 11 or higher) or Android phone (6 or higher) user willing to download the mobile application

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of active disease at screening that would prevent normal dietary intake and/or would result in weight loss (irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, etc.)
  • Medical complications or chronic illness that would prevent full participation (e.g., active cancer)
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Diagnosed eating disorder
  • Vegetarian
  • Special dietary requirements or severe allergies that prevent the consumption of major food groups (e.g., gluten free, lactose free, Halal)
  • Diagnosis of a mental health condition that has not been stable within the past 6 months
  • Current or previous experience with dietary data collection or analysis
  • Concurrent participation in another research study at any point during the study
  • Availability and access to a tablet device (iPad, Android) only
  • Shift workers
  • Plan to partake in vigorous physical training/ exercise during the study period (e.g., training for or running a marathon)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03578458


Locations
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United States, Massachusetts
Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02111
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nestlé
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sai Krupa Das, Ph.D Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), Boston MA

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Responsible Party: Nestlé
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03578458     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 17.13.NIHS
First Posted: July 6, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
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