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District-based Mainstreaming Nutrition Project in Rural Pakistan (NF Nutrition)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00816946
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

January 2, 2009
January 5, 2009
January 9, 2018
July 2008
February 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • mother pregnancy weight gain in 3rd trimester [ Time Frame: at time of enrollment, 2 weeks before delivery ]
  • mothers Hb level [ Time Frame: at time of enrollment, 2 weeks before delivery ]
  • child's birthweight [ Time Frame: at birth ]
Same as current
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  • young child's growth [ Time Frame: 0, 3, 6, 12, 18 mths, at end of study ]
  • dietary diversity of CF [ Time Frame: 6 mths, 9mths, 12mths, 18 mths ]
Same as current
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District-based Mainstreaming Nutrition Project in Rural Pakistan
Scaling up Evidence-based Nutrition Interventions to Address Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Pakistan: a District-based Demonstration Project in Rural Sindh
This study aims to provide evidence regarding the feasibility of integrating an enhanced maternal and child care health education package into the existing curricula of the National Program for Family Planning and Primary Health Care (LHW Program) and evaluating the feasibility of scaling-up as well as the impact on birth outcomes, nutritional status, morbidity patterns and overall survival patterns at the community level.

This project aims to do the following:

  • To evaluate the operational feasibility of integrating an enhanced health education and nutrition package into the existing curriculum of the National Program for FP/PHC (LHW Program)
  • Impact of the implementation of the full package of evidence-based nutrition interventions on the nutrition status, morbidity patterns and overall survival patterns in the district
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Behavioral: Enhanced education

Enhanced Nutritional education/counseling to mothers on the following topics:

During Pregnancy: diet during pregnancy; antenatal care; iron tablets; colostrum Postpartum period: difficulties during lactation; diet during lactation; EBF; childhood vaccination; newborn care Complementary Feeding General Health: vitamin A; diarrhea management; iodine; hygiene for health; protection from malaria; ARI & protection against ARI

  • No Intervention: Routine LHW Advice
    Arm receiving routine advice by their local Lady Health Workers (LHWs)
  • Active Comparator: Enhanced LHW Advice
    Arm receiving enhanced nutrition and health advice from the local Lady Health Workers (LHWs)during their routine community visits.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Enhanced education
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
February 2009
February 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Live born infants and young children from all registered pregnancies within participating villages and catchment population
  • pregnant women
  • Consent given by at least one of the parents

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children born with congenital malformations or serious birth injury
  • Suspected non-compliance (mobile and poorly motivated parents).
  • Failure to give consent
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Plan to Share IPD: No
Dr Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Aga Khan University
Aga Khan University
  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
  • National Lady Health Workers Programme, Government of Pakistan
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Aga Khan University
January 2018

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