Randomized Controlled Trial of Dietary Advice in Primary Care to Promote Healthy Feeding of Infants
A cluster randomized field trial to evaluate the impact that training healthcare workers in healthy feeding practices has on the nutrition and health of children.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Randomized Controlled Trial of Dietary Advice in Primary Care to Promote Healthy Feeding of Infants|
|Study Start Date:||March 2008|
Behavioral: Ten Steps for Healthy Feeding children programme
Ten Steps for Healthy Feeding children
Other Name: Infant Nutrition Programme
A cluster randomized controlled trial. Twenty health care service sites were randomly assigned to the intervention or control groups. Health care workers of the intervention health care service sites received training based on the programme "Ten steps for healthy feeding for children from birth to two years old".
Pregnant women, in their third term, were enrolled in the study. At 6 and 12 months of age, the mothers were interviewed at home using a semi-structured questionnaire with pre-coded close- and open-ended questions and the children were evaluated.