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Food Intake and Blue Dishware in Residents Living With Dementia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 6, 2020
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Heather Keller, University of Waterloo

Brief Summary:
Blue dishware was alternated with white dishware for lunch and dinner for residents living with dementia. Food consumption occurred in the home dining room and food was weighed before and after consumption to determine proportion consumed. Eating challenges were also noted. Within-participant comparisons were made to determine if food intake and eating challenges improved with the blue dishware condition.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Food Preferences Eating Behavior Other: Blue dishware Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Intervention Model Description: participant meals were randomized to blue or white dishware conditions, matched for food choices
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Food Intake and Blue Dishware in Residents Living With Dementia in Retirement Homes
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : February 1, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dementia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: White dishware
standard white dishware used in the home
Other: Blue dishware
blue dishware is used for plates and bowls

Experimental: blue dishware
specially designed blue dishware, plates and bowls
Other: Blue dishware
blue dishware is used for plates and bowls

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Precent of Food consumed of food served (grams consumed/grams provided) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    gram weight of food intake as weighed on a calibrated scale

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percent of Meals with an Eating challenge based on an Eating challenges Checklist [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    change in eating challenges from a prespecified list

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 100 Years   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • living in a residential care environment with dementia
  • informed consent of POA and assent of person living with dementia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • did not come to the dining room to eat
  • required eating assistance
  • did not live on the study unit

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04298788

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Canada, Ontario
Riverside Glen
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Waterloo
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Principal Investigator: Heather Keller University of Waterloo
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Heather Keller, Professor, University of Waterloo Identifier: NCT04298788    
Other Study ID Numbers: ORE40986
First Posted: March 6, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2020
Last Verified: March 2020
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
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders