Partnering With Media and Vaccination Program to Improve Infant and Young Child Feeding

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Mexican National Institute of Public Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of South Carolina
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01405755
First received: July 27, 2011
Last updated: April 1, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) is a key determinant of under-nutrition and overweight in young children. In Mexico, breastfeeding extends well into the second half of infancy, but animal-source foods, cereals, and legumes are not regularly provided to the child by 9 mo. This study evaluates whether knowledge and practices about dietary diversity and food consistency can be improved using a two-component intervention strategy in semi-urban communities in Mexico. The two components will deliver appropriate complementary feeding messages using: (a) nurses during the 1st National Vaccination Week (NVW); and (b) radio messages and interviews. The intervention is evaluated using a cluster randomized design in small semi-urban communities in two states in Mexico with pre- and post-test questionnaires designed to assess changes in feeding behaviors.


Condition Intervention
Infant and Young Child Feeding
Behavioral: Appropriate complementary feeding messages

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Partnering With Media and Vaccination Program to Improve Infant and Young Child Feeding

Further study details as provided by University of South Carolina:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Provision of flesh-food or vitamin A-rich food [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 5 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Mothers provide at least one flesh-food (i.e., beef, chicken, fish, liver) or one vitamin A-rich fruit or vegetable in the previous day


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Provision of solid, semi-solid, or soft foods (i.e., not runny soups or broths) Provision of solid, semi-solid, or soft foods [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to 5 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Mothers provide solid, semi-solid, or soft foods (i.e., not runny soups or broths) at least 1 meal/d (6-12 mo) or 2 meals/d (12-24 mo)


Enrollment: 420
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: National Vaccine Program Plus Radio
Appropriate complementary feeding messages delivered using: (a) nurses during the 1st National Vaccination Week (NVW); and (b) radio.
Behavioral: Appropriate complementary feeding messages
Messages delivered through National Vaccine Program and radio
No Intervention: Comparison (no intervention)
No complementary feeding messages delivered.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mothers with healthy children between 6 and 24 mo

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01405755

Locations
Mexico
Mexican National Institute of Public Health
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, 62100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of South Carolina
Mexican National Institute of Public Health
  More Information

No publications provided by University of South Carolina

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of South Carolina
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01405755     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-000076-AT10-7USC
Study First Received: July 27, 2011
Last Updated: April 1, 2013
Health Authority: Mexico: National Institute of Public Health, Health Secretariat

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