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Evaluation of an Intervention Program for the Prevention of Anemia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2010 by Wolfson Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Tel Aviv District of the Health Office
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First received: February 15, 2007
Last updated: September 12, 2010
Last verified: September 2010
The purpose of the study is to determine whether improvement in the accessibility to iron supplement will decrease anemia rates in infants.

Condition Intervention
Anemia Behavioral: Iron supplement

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Wolfson Medical Center:

Detailed Description:

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia in infants, children and women of reproductive age. The most frequent cause of iron deficiency in infants at 6 months of life is poor nutrition during a period of rapid growth and a diet lacking in iron rich foods. Children who suffered from anemia in infancy demonstrated slower cognitive development, were low achievers in school and had a high rate of behavioral disturbances.

The Ministry of Health implements a primary prevention program for anemia. If by making iron supplements more accessible would increase parental compliance in acquisition of the iron supplement and subsequently reduce the rate of iron deficiency anemia, the result would be the immediate application of the finding. It is possible to implement a program whereby the supplement will be directly available at the family health centers for purchase by the parent.


Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Months and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infant who visit Family Health Centers
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00436202

Tel Aviv District of the Health Office
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wolfson Medical Center
Tel Aviv District of the Health Office
Principal Investigator: Tamar Shohat, M.D., MPH Tel Aviv District of the Health Office
  More Information Identifier: NCT00436202     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Anemia
Study First Received: February 15, 2007
Last Updated: September 12, 2010

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Hematologic Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017