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Tailoring Nutrition Education for Low-Income Audiences


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Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

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Trial Information

Tailoring Nutrition Education for Low-Income Audiences


OBJECTIVES:

- Test culturally and linguistically appropriate English and Spanish language versions of
a motivational and instructional video and low literacy written nutrition materials
that focus on improving eating habits, particularly decreasing fat consumption and
increasing fruit and vegetable intake in non-Hispanic and Hispanic low-income
participants, to determine which intervention components are most effective in
decreasing fat intake and increasing fruit and vegetable intake.

- Determine if participants who receive tailored nutrition information in several
mailings (MT) decrease their fat consumption and increase their fruit and vegetable
intake more than participants who receive such information in one mailing (ST).

- Determine if participants who receive tailored nutrition information in several
sequential "interactively retailored" mailings (MTI) decrease their fat consumption and
increase their fruit and vegetable intake more than MT participants.

- Compare dietary change achieved from the above tailored educational approaches with a
comparison group that receives nontailored written nutritional materials (NT).

- Compare the differential costs of the above tailored educational approaches.

- Study the results of the randomized trial in terms of specific eating behaviors, stage
of change, self-efficacy, decisional balance, and barriers to making dietary changes.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, controlled study.

Participants complete a baseline interview. A subset of participants completes a second
interview at baseline. Participants are then randomized to 1 of 4 education arms.

- Arm I (non-tailored written nutrition materials): Participants receive non-tailored
written nutrition information in 1 installment.

- Arm II (tailored nutrition information): Participants receive tailored written
nutrition information in 1 installment. Participants also receive a motivational and
instructional video.

- Arm III (tailored nutrition information in multiple mailings): Participants receive
tailored written nutrition information in 4 smaller installments over 12 weeks.
Participants also receive a motivational and instructional video.

- Arm IV (multiple sequential "interactively tailored" mailings): Participants receive
tailored written nutrition information and a motivational and instructional video as in
arm III. Participants may mail in follow-up assessments in order to retailor the
information they receive in later installments.

After completion of study intervention, patients are followed at 4 and 7 months.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 2,000 participants will be accrued for this study.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Healthy low income participant who eats an unhealthy diet

- Not already on a healthy diet

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Able to read basic Spanish or English

- Not pregnant

- No acute or chronic medical condition which would prevent participant from making
basic healthful dietary changes

- No significant visual and/or hearing impairments

- Not from the same household as another study participant

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 7 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:

BUSM-R01-CA81828

NCT ID:

NCT00301691

Start Date:

September 2000

Completion Date:

May 2006

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