Assessing Dietary Requirements in Relation to Resting Metabolic Rate in Spinal Cord Injury

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Penn State Health

Status

Completed

Conditions

Dietary Habits
Spinal Cord Injuries

Treatments

Diagnostic Test: Body Composition
Diagnostic Test: Resting Metabolic Rate
Behavioral: Dietary Assessment

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03518892
7333

Details and patient eligibility

About

Assess the relationship between body composition, metabolism, and dietary needs in people with spinal cord injury compared to their healthy controls that are age and sex matched.

Full description

This study will quantify body composition and resting metabolic rate and then compare these parameters to results from a nutritional analysis. Participants will have two study visits that include physical exam, blood draws, resting metabolic rate, Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan, and dietary assessments.

Enrollment

16 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 65 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. C4-L2 motor complete (AIS A & B) Spinal Cord injury for duration greater than 12 months.

  2. <5% change in body in body weight over the past 12 months 5. Fluent in written and spoken English

Exclusion criteria

  1. <22% body fat
  2. Coronary artery disease
  3. Type 1 diabetes mellitus, insulin-requiring Type 2 or untreated diabetes mellitus (fasting glucose>126 or HgbA1c>7.0)
  4. Hypothyroidism, and/or renal disease
  5. Decisional impairment
  6. Prisoner

Trial design

16 participants in 2 patient groups

Spinal Cord Injury Group
Description:
Body Composition, Resting Metabolic Rate, and dietary assessment
Treatment:
Behavioral: Dietary Assessment
Diagnostic Test: Resting Metabolic Rate
Diagnostic Test: Body Composition
Healthy Controls
Description:
Body Composition, Resting Metabolic Rate, and dietary assessment
Treatment:
Behavioral: Dietary Assessment
Diagnostic Test: Resting Metabolic Rate
Diagnostic Test: Body Composition

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