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Register: German Clinical Trials Register
Last refreshed on: 17 June 2019
Main ID:  DRKS00007666
Date of registration: 09/01/2015
Prospective Registration: Yes
Primary sponsor: Justus-Liebig-University GiessenInstitute of Nutritional Sciences
Public title: Impact of lunch provision on the nutritional and health status of female garment workers: A randomized controlled intervention trial for six months in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Scientific title: Impact of lunch provision on the nutritional and health status of female garment workers: A randomized controlled intervention trial for six months in Phnom Penh, Cambodia - LUPROGAR
Date of first enrolment: 07/04/2015
Target sample size: 360
Recruitment status: Complete: follow-up complete
URL:  http://www.drks.de/DRKS00007666
Study type:  interventional
Study design:  Allocation: Randomized controlled trial;. Masking: Open (masking not used). Control: Control group receives no treatment. Assignment: Parallel. Study design purpose: Basic research/physiological study;  
Phase:  N/A
Countries of recruitment
Cambodia
Contacts
Name: Jan    Makurat MSc
Address:  Wilhelmstrasse 20 35392 Giessen Germany
Telephone: +49 641 99 39046
Email: jan.makurat@uni-giessen.de
Affiliation:  Justus-Liebig-University GiessenInstitute of Nutritional Sciences
Name: Michael B.    Krawinkel
Address:  Wilhelmstrasse 20 35392 Giessen Germany
Telephone: +49 641 9939048
Email: krawinkel@fb09.uni-giessen.de
Affiliation:  Justus-Liebig-University GiessenInstitute of Nutritional Sciences
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria: Nulliparous and non-pregnant female garment workers aged 18-30 years.
Exclusion criteria: Chronic disease requiring treatment and/or medication. Subjects with handicaps or genetic disorders interfering with their nutritional and health status, severe anemia, signs of severe vitamin A deficiency and iodine deficiency.

Age minimum: 18 Years
Age maximum: 30 Years
Gender: Female
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
E40-E46 - Malnutrition
E50-E64 - Other nutritional deficiencies
Intervention(s)
Intervention 1: Intervention group: A standard lunch will be served daily (6days/week for 6 month) through a canteen run by a Cambodian caterer. The meal will typically consist of local available food items focusing on the intake of animal-source-foods, vegetables and fruits and will provide approx. 760 Kcal/meal. Intervention 2: Control group: No lunch provision. The control group will receive the same benefits once the study is completed.
Primary Outcome(s)
Body weight: Measured at baseline and endline (after 6 month) to the nearest 0.01kg using a SECA-UNICEF scale (SECA, Hamburg, Germany).
Secondary Outcome(s)
BMI, triceps skinfold thickness & mid-upper arm circumference: Measured at baseline and endline. Body height will be measured using a calibrated height scale. A non-stretchable measuring tape will be used to measure mid-upper arm circumference. A skinfold caliper will be used to measure triceps skinfold thickness.

Iron, VitA, folate & VitB12 status: Measured at baseline and endline. Ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor, C-reactive protein, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein and retinol-binding protein concentrations will be determined by enzyme-immunoassays. Plasma folate and vitamin B12 concentrations will be determined using a commercial radio-immunoassay. Elevated C-reactive protein & alpha-1-acid glycoprotein concentrations, will be used to indicate the presence of subclinical inflammation/infection.

Anemia: Measured at baseline and endline. Using a HemoCue HB301 photometer (HemoCue, Ängelholm, Sweden).

Handgrip strength: Measured at baseline and endline. Will be measured in a sitting position using a Jamar handgrip dynamometer (Lafayette Instruments).

Morbidity: Measured at baseline, endline and after 3 months, using a pre-tested semi-quantitative questionnaire collecting data on illness history within the last 2 weeks prior the survey.
Secondary ID(s)
198/14
U1111-1165-8724
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Ethics review
Status: approved
Approval date:
Contact:
(leading) Ethics Committee-No. (Ethik-Kommission des Fachbereichs Medizin der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Results
Results available:
Date Posted:
Date Completed: 31/10/2015
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