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Investigating Prevalence of Disordered Eating in Children With GI Disorders

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. 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
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Brief Summary:

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

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
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

Arm Intervention/treatment
Disordered eating screening questionnaire Other: Disordered eating screening questionnaire

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disordered eating screening questionnaire [ Time Frame: Questionnaire administered once after recruitment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Developmental and Well Being Assessment [ Time Frame: Administered once following inital screening ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children/adolescents between the age of 5-17 and their parents who are attending the Gastroenterological Clinic. We will recruit all patients that fall within the age range, including both new patients and existing patients.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parents/ adolescents unable to communicate English will be excluded from the current study.
  • Children under the age of 5 and over the age of 17 will also be excluded.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01872169

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Contact: Nadia Micali

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United Kingdom
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3JH
Contact: Nadia Micali   
Principal Investigator: Nadia Micali         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
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Responsible Party: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust Identifier: NCT01872169    
Other Study ID Numbers: 13BS03
First Posted: June 7, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 7, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013