Evaluation of an Intervention Program for the Prevention of Anemia

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2010 by Wolfson Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 16, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2010
Tel Aviv District of the Health Office
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Wolfson Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to determine whether improvement in the accessibility to iron supplement will decrease anemia rates in infants.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anemia Behavioral: Iron supplement Not Applicable

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anemia Iron
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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 (NCT number): 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 Identifier: NCT00436202     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Anemia
First Posted: February 16, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by Wolfson Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases