Evaluation of Energy Expenditure, Body Composition and Recovery Rates in Children With Severe Acute Malnutrition

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
International Atomic Energy Agency
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Aga Khan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01144806
First received: June 15, 2010
Last updated: February 23, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

This project is being conducted with an aim to find out energy expenditure, body composition and recovery rates in children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) receiving community-based nutritional rehabilitation therapy


Condition Intervention
Children
Malnutrition
Behavioral: Nutrition education
Dietary Supplement: RUTF

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Energy Expenditure, Body Composition and Recovery Rates in Children With Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) Receiving Community-based Nutritional Rehabilitation Therapy

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Aga Khan University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body composition [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Group 1
Parent/care givers of children with severe malnutrition in enrolled in this group will be given nutrition education using the principles of infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and dietary diversification
Behavioral: Nutrition education
Parent/care givers of children with severe malnutrition in enrolled in this group will be given nutrition education using the principles of infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and dietary diversification
Active Comparator: Group 2
Ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF / PlumpyNut)will be provided to parent/care givers of children with severe malnutrition in enrolled in this group
Dietary Supplement: RUTF
Ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF / PlumpyNut) will be provided to the parent/care givers of children with severe malnutrition in enrolled in this group

Detailed Description:

Objectives

  1. To assess energy expenditure and body composition by stable isotope techniques in children with Severe Acute Malnutrition
  2. To evaluate the potential usefulness of body composition assessment as a predictor of outcome in children with SAM, based on stable isotope technique and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)

Inclusion criteria

  • Parents of children of age 6 months to 3 years
  • Resident of study area

Exclusion criteria

  • Children with congenital malformations
  • Chronic debilitating illnesses
  • Refusal by parents to enroll in study
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 3 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parents of children of age 6 months to 3 years
  • Resident of study area

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children with congenital malformations
  • Chronic debilitating illnesses
  • Refusal by parents to enroll in study
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Locations
Pakistan
Aga Khan University
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, 74800
Aga Khan Univeristy
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, 74800
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aga Khan University
International Atomic Energy Agency
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zulfiqar A Bhutta, MBBS,FCPS,FRCP,PhD Aga Khan University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Principal Investigator, Aga Khan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01144806     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1400-Ped-ERC-09
Study First Received: June 15, 2010
Last Updated: February 23, 2012
Health Authority: PAKISTAN: Aga Khan University's Ethical Review Committee

Keywords provided by Aga Khan University:
SAM
RUTF
BIA
D2O
Children with severe malnutrition

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders

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