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Pilot Study of Behavioural Intervention for Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis (PIN-CF)

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Last updated:30th Sep 2013
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a lifelong condition which causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with thick, sticky mucus. This leads to recurrent lung infections and reduced nutrients absorption from food. The average age at death is 26 years, usually from respiratory failure. Nonetheless, the nutritional status of people with CF (PWCF) is important help them live healthier and longer. It is recommended that adult with CF achieve a BMI of 23 for males and 22 for females. However, fewer than 50% adult with CF achieved that target BMI despite effective nutritional support to help support weight gain. There is a clear need for a behavioural intervention that can help PWCF use the available nutritional support. This is a feasibility study to try out a multi-component behavioural intervention. The intervention is designed to help PWCF use their nutritional support to gain weight. It will focus on testing the methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale, improving the behavioural intervention and estimating the how many people are needed for the larger trial.
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Study start date 2013-09-30

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