Investigating Prevalence of Disordered Eating in Children With GI Disorders
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01872169|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2013 by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 7, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 7, 2013
Gastroenterological disorders are disorders affecting the stomach, intestines and associated organs. Symptoms of these types of disorders vary but often include vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss and loss of appetite. Due to the nature and symptomatology of these disorders research has suggested that sufferers may be vulnerable to developing disordered eating behaviours. Treatment of such disorders often requires dietary restriction which has been found to lead to an obsessive preoccupation with food and in some cases to an increase in binge eating. Further to this, symptoms of Gastroenterological disorders such as vomiting have also been suggested to be linked with disordered eating. At the present there is limited research in this area and as such evidence is inconclusive. Particularly little research has looked at this area in relation to adolescents, who have been recognised as being at increased risk for the development of disordered eating . Gastroenterological disorders are likely to affect the typical development of eating habits and therefore it seems plausible they may also predispose adolescents to developing abnormal eating behaviours /weight concerns.
The aim of this study is to further investigate the possibility that Gastroenterological disorders may be a risk factor for disordered eating in children and adolescents. This study will recruit children/ adolescents aged 5-17 and their parents, who are attending Great Ormond Street Gastroenterology Clinic and ask them to complete a screening questionnaire. The recruitment process will be on going for around 5 months until the study has around 300 participants. Following this initial questionnaire, participants who are categorised as screening positively for disordered eating and a 10% sample of participants that screen negatively, will be contacted to complete a further questionnaire interview that will look more specifically into this area.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Disordered Eating||Other: Disordered eating screening questionnaire||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||300 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Investigating the Prevalence of Disordered Eating in Children and Adolescents Attending the Great Ormond Street Gastroenterology Clinic|
|Study Start Date :||July 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 2014|
|Disordered eating screening questionnaire||
Other: Disordered eating screening questionnaire
- Disordered eating screening questionnaire [ Time Frame: Questionnaire administered once after recruitment ]
- Developmental and Well Being Assessment [ Time Frame: Administered once following inital screening ]
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|Great Ormond Street Hospital||Not yet recruiting|
|London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3JH|
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|Principal Investigator: Nadia Micali|