A Study to Learn the Current Practices of Parents Who Provide Blended Food Tube Feedings for Their Child


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-002373
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-002373

About this study

The purpose of this study is to look at current practices related to blended food tube feeding among  parents of children who require home tube feedings.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients and the caregivers of pediatric patients who use blended food tube feedings at home
  • Age less than 19

Exclusion Criteria 

  • Patients 19 and older
  • Patients who use commercial formula

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Lisa Epp, RDN, LD

Closed for enrollment


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