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Innovative Video Tailoring for Dietary Change


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18 Years
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Open (Enrolling)
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Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

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Trial Information

Innovative Video Tailoring for Dietary Change


OBJECTIVES:

- Develop and test an innovative intervention (tailored "take-home" video tapes with
accompanying low literacy tailored written materials) to help participants improve
their eating habits, particularly decreasing fat and increasing fiber, fruit, and
vegetable intake.

- Determine the feasibility and acceptability of the above approach with work sites using
process measures.

- Conduct a randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of this approach in
achieving dietary change relevant to cancer prevention, as compared to written tailored
materials only or usual care materials.

- Compare the differential costs of the above educational approaches.

- Study cognitive/behavioral (psychosocial) factors associated with decreasing fat and
increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, controlled study.

Nutrition education materials will be mailed out in 3 different sets and will vary depending
on which of three experimental conditions the company is assigned. The groups are:
Non-Tailored Written (NT), Tailored Written (TW) , or Tailored Written and Video (TV).

- Group 1 (non-tailored written): Employee receives three sets of written information on
nutrition and other health topics by mail. Upon completion of th study, participants in
this group will receive a packet of written nutrition materials similar to what the
other study groups received.

- Group 2 (tailored written): Employee receives three sets of tailored written nutrition
materials in the mail. These written materials will be designed especially for each
employee. They will be based on their answers to the first telephone survey, and from
two later brief sets of questions.

- Group 3 (tailored written and video): Employee receives three sets of written nutrition
materials and three videos or DVDs in the mail. The written materials and the video/DVD
will be designed especially for each employee. They will be based on their answers to
the first telephone survey and from two later brief sets of questions.

All participants receive booster intervention materials by mail at 2 and 4 months after
baseline, following the same procedures as before. Participants receive follow-up telephone
calls at 4 and 8 months after baseline.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 2,520 participants will be accrued for this study.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Healthy participants who eat an unhealthy diet

- Employee at a work site

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Able to speak and read English

- Not pregnant

- No acute or chronic medical condition that would prevent making basic healthful
dietary changes

- Not already on healthy diet

- No significant visual and/or hearing impairments

- Not from the same household as another participant in this study

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- Not specified

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Dietary assessment by modified Family Habits Questionnaire (FHQ), FVFQ, and Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) at baseline, 4 months, and 8 months

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Kim M. Gans, PhD, MPH, LDN

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

Brown University

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CDR0000453539

NCT ID:

NCT00301678

Start Date:

June 2001

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
  • unspecified adult solid tumor, protocol specific

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Location

Brown University School of MedicineProvidence, Rhode Island  02905