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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01679535
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Child Nutrition Disorders Behavioral: nutrition and hygiene education

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 246 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Nutrition/Hygiene Education Program for the Prevention of Child Malnutrition in Rural Kenya
Study Start Date : November 2011
Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
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


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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 :
  1. 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:
  1. Prevalence of diarrhea [ Time Frame: Prevalence assessed when children reach 24 months of age ]

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child of a mother living in the catchment area of the study who delivered during the enrollment period
Contacts and Locations

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