Penn State ProduceRx Feasibility Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02794818|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2017
To provide "prescriptions" for weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes of fruits and vegetables to patients, accompanied by nutritional education (e.g. printed newsletters and YouTube videos), and evaluate benefits for participants by exploring commitment to the program, opinions about healthy eating, retention of nutrition and food preparation knowledge, overall takeaway from the program, as well as self-assessment of health status.
To establish the overall feasibility of an effective "prescription produce" program for at-risk and underserved patients - called "ProduceRx" - by utilizing produce from regional farms in addition to the resources of the Penn State Health System and an interdisciplinary team of healthcare workers (dietitians, dietetic interns, and medical students).
To provide a proof-of-concept for this model (i.e. ProduceRx + interdisciplinary approach to health education) for other healthcare institutions.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Dietary Modification||Behavioral: Produce boxes with nutritional education|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||32 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||Penn State ProduceRx Feasibility Study: Developing a "Prescription Produce" Model That Can Impact Long-term Health Outcomes for Patients|
|Study Start Date :||August 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2016|
Participating patients will receive a prescription for weekly CSA produce boxes with nutritional education
Behavioral: Produce boxes with nutritional education
CSA produce boxes "prescribed" to study participants with free online nutritional education included
Participating providers will be surveyed at the end of the pilot to evaluate their perceived program efficacy, the benefit of the program to their patients, and elicit program feedback.
- Modified CDC BRFSS Survey [ Time Frame: 18-week study period ]Questionnaire items will assess participants' demographic characteristics, health characteristics, and behaviors.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02794818
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center|
|Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033|