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Nutrition Education in Fellows

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: NCT03044717
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 1, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research study is to assess comfort of cardiology fellows and faculty with nutrition and its role in cardiovascular disease and to determine if increasing education in this arena will change clinical practice.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Medical Education Other: Nutrition survey Other: Educational Conference Other: 3-hour nutrition module

Detailed Description:

The aim of this project is to educate the fellows and faculty about nutrition. This will be done with a 3-hour nutrition module provided by the Gaples Institute. The Gaples Institute is a non-profit organization advocating natural strategies balanced with conventional medicine. The module will be provided free of charge for this education. There will also be a prevention education conference once every five weeks.

The secondary aim is to affect change in clinical practice among fellows and faculty. With an intensive nutrition education spanned over six months, the goal is to see if investigators can affect change in clinical practice. The nutrition module online will be available to those who participate in the study. The study participants are required to complete the 3-hour nutrition module prior to the six month completion of this study.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 32 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: How Nutrition Education in Cardiology Fellows and Faculty Affects Clinical Practice Over a Six-Month Period
Actual Study Start Date : February 2, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 21, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : January 27, 2018

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Cardiology fellows and faculty

Fill out a nutrition survey three times at 0, 3, and 6 months and be present at a prevention educational conference every 5 weeks until the end of the study.

This group will also complete a 3-hour nutrition module prior to study completion.

Other: Nutrition survey
Survey will be done prior to the initiation of the education

Other: Educational Conference
A prevention educational conference will be available to attend once every 5 weeks.

Other: 3-hour nutrition module
Nutrition module will be provided by the Gaples Institute to participants as part of this study. This will be completed online via e-mail
Other Name: Nutrition module

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in behavior will be measured by method of Nutrition Survey [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline, 3 months, and 6 months ]
    Nutrition Survey will be assessed at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months for changes in behavior.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Cardiology fellow, faculty, internal medicine, residents, fellows

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All general cardiology fellow, faculty, internal medicine, residents, fellows will be asked to be part of this study.
  • Male or females, 25 years or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT03044717

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United States, Florida
UF Health at the University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
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Principal Investigator: Monica Aggarwal, MD University of Florida

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Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT03044717    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB201700026
First Posted: February 7, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 1, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Survey data will be maintained on an electronic enrollment log created and maintained by research staff. The electronic enrollment log will be maintained on a secure institutional server and only accessible to research staff. When the project is closed, the enrollment log with identifiable information will be destroyed.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by University of Florida:
Nutrition Education
Cardiology Fellows