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A Nutrition/Hygiene Education Program for the Prevention of Child Malnutrition in Rural Kenya

This study has been completed.
University of Nairobi
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Angelo Tomedi, University of New Mexico Identifier:
First received: August 29, 2012
Last updated: February 4, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
This study will determine if an education program about hygiene and child feeding practices, taught by local village community health workers, will improve child growth and decrease the prevalence of childhood malnutrition in a rural region of Kenya.

Condition Intervention
Child Nutrition Disorders
Behavioral: nutrition and hygiene education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Nutrition/Hygiene Education Program for the Prevention of Child Malnutrition in Rural Kenya

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Further study details as provided by University of New Mexico:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • malnutrition prevalence [ Time Frame: Measured when children are 24 months of age ]
    Child malnutrition rates, as measured by the prevalence of underweight, wasting, and growth stunting of the children in each group

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Child growth [ Time Frame: Measured when children are 24 months of age ]
    Child growth as measured by change in z score of the children in each group

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of diarrhea [ Time Frame: Prevalence assessed when children reach 24 months of age ]

Enrollment: 246
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention
nutrition and hygiene education by community health workers
Behavioral: nutrition and hygiene education
Monthly education sessions about child feeding and hygiene for mothers of young children, conducted by local Kenyan community health workers


Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month to 6 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child of a mother living in the catchment area of the study who delivered during the enrollment period
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01679535

United States, New Mexico
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of New Mexico
University of Nairobi
Principal Investigator: Angelo J Tomedi, MD University of New Mexico