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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
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jesse Lieberman, Carolinas Healthcare System

March 1, 2018
March 7, 2018
March 7, 2018
October 1, 2017
December 31, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • 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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Food Security and Perceptions and Barriers to Healthy Eating in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injuries
Assessment of Food Security and Perceptions and Barriers to Healthy Eating in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injuries Living in the Community
Food security is one's ability to get food. Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) have many risk factors for low rates of food security. Some of these risk factors include lower levels of income and employment. Our long-term goal is to identify if food security is more prevalent in the SCI population, and to develop ways to improve food security in the SCI population. 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.

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.

Observational
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample
Adults, >18 years of age, of any ethnicity and race, with history of a SCI without the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or malignant cancer, at least one year prior to enrollment in the study. All participants will be community wheelchair users.
Spinal Cord Injuries
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
200
Same as current
December 31, 2020
December 31, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 18 years old
  • Male or female, any ethnicity, with the history of a spinal cord injury at least one year prior (without a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis or malignant cancer)
  • Community wheelchair user
  • Voluntary, informed consent of participant and interest in participating in further research studies
  • Lives in the community, not a skilled nursing facility

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age <18 years old
  • Chronic, nontobacco substance-abuse
  • Community ambulator
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Contact: Jesse Lieberman, MD 704-355-0649 Jesse.Lieberman@Carolinashealthcare.org
United States
 
 
NCT03457558
05-17-21E
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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Plan to Share IPD: No
Jesse Lieberman, Carolinas Healthcare System
Carolinas Healthcare System
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Principal Investigator: Jesse Lieberman Carolinas Healthcare System
Carolinas Healthcare System
March 2018