Development of Gourmet Healthy Cooking Workshop for Cancer Patients
Participants will be randomly assigned to a dietary consultation-only control group or to a
gourmet medical cooking workshop. The workshop will consist of 6 lessons with the following
lessons: introduction, caloric density of food, fats, vegetable and fruits, Whole grains and
legumes, Healthy desserts . All the lessons will start with half an hour theoretical
introduction, followed by a 2.5 hours "hands on" session under supervision of a medical
chef. The study population will include women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast
cancer. 72 patients will be recruited and will be randomly divided into two groups: an
intervention group of 36 will commence the workshop during 2007 and a control group of 36
who will take part in dietitian consulting sessions only.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Primary: We expect to see change in the following outcomes: the patient's metabolic state, the patient's weight, body composite, patient's quality of life.
berry elliot, md
hadassah univercity hospital
Israel: The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research and Health Services Research