Cook for Your Life

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2013 by Columbia University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Heather Greenlee, Columbia University Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2011
Last updated: February 21, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

August 3, 2011
February 21, 2013
July 2010
July 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Intake of daily servings of fruits and vegetables [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Interviewer-administered 24-hour dietary recall assessment
  • Percent energy from fat and fat-related dietary habits [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Interviewer-administered questionnaire to assess psychosocial parameters, quality of life, and health behaviors

    Interviewer-administered 24-hour dietary recall assessment

Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01414062 on Archive Site
  • Biomarkers of fruit and vegetable intake [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Fasting blood draw
  • Molecular biomarkers associated with breast cancer risk of fruit and vegetable intake [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Fasting blood draw
  • Anthropometric measures [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Physical examination including blood pressure, height, weight, and waist/hip circumference.
Same as current
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Cook for Your Life
Cocinar Para su Salud! (Cook for Your Life!): Implementing Dietary Change Among Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors

Hispanic women are 20% more likely to die of breast cancer than non Hispanic white women who are diagnosed at a similar age and stage. One reason for this disparity may be differences in post diagnosis dietary behaviors. In order to reduce this disparity, and to improve overall survivorship, culturally appropriate dietary interventions that teach women how to eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fat need to be developed for Hispanic breast cancer survivors. The investigators propose to conduct a randomized controlled study (n=70, 35 per arm) to test the effects of the ¡Cocinar para su salud! program on changing dietary behaviors among Hispanic breast cancer survivors who have recently completed treatment. The ¡Cocinar para su salud! program is a 12 week course that provides hands on education and instruction in nutrition education, meal preparation, and food shopping in a group setting. All participants will be followed for a total of 12 months, have clinical assessments at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months, and monthly telephone contacts using motivational interview techniques. The Primary Aims are to determine the effect of the dietary intervention (¡Cocinar para su salud! program) vs. control (standard written nutrition education materials for cancer survivors) on 1) daily servings of fruit/vegetable, and 2) daily servings of fat intake from baseline to 6 months. The investigators hypothesize that the dietary intervention will result in a larger increase of fruit and vegetable intake and a larger reduction of fat intake, when compared to the control group. Secondary Aims are to determine the effect of the dietary intervention vs. control on 1) biomarkers of fruit and vegetable intake, molecular biomarkers associated with breast cancer risk, and anthropometric measures at 6 and 12 months; 2) fruit/vegetable and fat intake at 12 months; 3) mediators of dietary change, including readiness to change, outcome expectations, perceived self efficacy, food and nutrition skills, self regulation skills, and barriers to adherence; and 4) changes in quality of life and anxiety/depression at 6 and 12 months.

This trial is a randomized, controlled 2-arm study of a 3-month dietary change counseling and instruction intervention among Hispanic breast cancer survivors (n=70, 35 per arm). The study is comparing Arm A: standard of care written dietary recommendations for cancer survivors, with Arm B: the 12-week ¡Cocinar para su salud!. ¡Cocinar para su salud! will provide hands-on education and instruction to Hispanic breast cancer survivors in nutrition education, food shopping, and meal preparation in a group setting. Participants will be followed for a total of 12 months, have clinical assessments at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months, and will have monthly telephone contacts using motivational interviewing. The primary endpoint is at 6 months because the investigators hypothesize that it will take participants at least 3 months to adapt some of the dietary behaviors taught in the 3-month intervention.

A total of 70 women with a history of histologically-confirmed early stage breast cancer will be randomized to Arm A or Arm B. Assuming an accrual rate of approximately 2-4 participants per month, the investigators expect to complete enrollment within 24 months.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Breast Cancer
  • Other: Arm A
    Participants randomized to Arm A will meet one on one with study staff to receive compiled written information on dietary recommendations for breast cancer survivors produced by the NYC-based not-for-profit, God's Love We Deliver
  • Behavioral: Arm B
    Participants randomized to Arm B will be scheduled to attend a series of 9 Cocinar Para Su Salud intervention sessions held over a 12-week period. The 12-week intervention period will be divided into 3 groups: motivation, action, and environment. Each topic will use a nutrition roundtable, food shopping field trip, and a cooking class to teach pertinent points, in order to enable participants to progress from the precontemplation, contemplation, and preparation stages of change to the action and maintenance stages.
  • Written dietary recommendations
    Intervention: Other: Arm A
  • Experimental: Cocinar Para Su Salud Program
    Intervention: Behavioral: Arm B
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Active, not recruiting
July 2014
July 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female.
  • Age 21 years or greater. Both pre- and postmenopausal women will be included in this study. Postmenopausal status will be defined as the absence of menses for > 12 months, serum FSH > 20 mIU/ml, or history of bilateral oophrectomy.
  • Hispanic descent and fluent in Spanish.
  • History of histologically-confirmed stage 0, I, II, or III (see Appendix I for TNM staging system) invasive breast carcinoma without evidence of disease recurrent or metastatic disease at trial entry.
  • Minimum of 3 months since last chemotherapy, biologic therapy (i.e., trastuzumab), radiation therapy, and/or breast surgery. Current use of hormonal therapy is permitted.
  • No uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, defined as Hgb A1C >7.
  • No uncontrolled comorbidities (i.e., hypertension).
  • Currently a non-smoker (rationale: women who smoke are much less likely to engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors, and it is probably more important for these women to stop smoking than it is to change their dietary patterns).
  • Consumes <5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, as assessed by the Block Fruit and Vegetable Screener.
  • In the pre-contemplation, contemplation, or preparation stage of increasing daily fruit and vegetable intake.
  • Access to functional home phone or cell phone.
  • Willing and able to participate in all study related activities, including study clinic visits, phone interviews, and nutrition counseling sessions.
  • Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of recurrent or metastatic breast cancer.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes (type 1 or 2), defined as Hgb A1C >7.
  • Uncontrolled or significant co-morbid illness including, but not limited to, active or serious infection requiring intravenous antibiotics; symptomatic congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia; active gastrointestinal bleeding; active liver disease; active malignancy, except for squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, basal cell carcinoma of the skin, carcinoma in situ, Stages Ia or Ib invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix treated by surgery and/or radiation therapy, Stage Ia Grade 1 adenocarcinoma of the endometrium treated with surgery; patients receiving active chemotherapy or radiotherapy; or psychiatric illness/social situations that would limit compliance with study requirements.
  • Previously participated in Cook For Your Life! classes.
  • Currently active in a dietary change program.
21 Years and older
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
AAAE9701, 1R21CA152903-01
Heather Greenlee, Columbia University
Columbia University
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD Columbia University
Columbia University
February 2013

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