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

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
The National Programme of Family Planning and Primary Health Care(Lady Health Worker
Programme), Government of Pakistan
Information provided by:
Aga Khan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00816946
First received: January 2, 2009
Last updated: August 9, 2011
Last verified: January 2009

January 2, 2009
August 9, 2011
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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • mothers Hb level [ Time Frame: at time of enrollment, 2 weeks before delivery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • child's birthweight [ Time Frame: at birth ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00816946 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • young child's growth [ Time Frame: 0, 3, 6, 12, 18 mths, at end of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • dietary diversity of CF [ Time Frame: 6 mths, 9mths, 12mths, 18 mths ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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
Interventional
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Malnutrition
  • Behavioral: Routine advice
    Routine advice to mother and/or other key care provider by the local Lady Health Workers (LHWs)during her routine community visits.
  • 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)
    Intervention: Behavioral: Routine advice
  • 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.
 
Completed
3000
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
Both
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Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Pakistan
 
NCT00816946
753-Ped/ERC-07
No
Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta / Chair & Professor, Dept of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University
Aga Khan University
  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
  • The National Programme of Family Planning and Primary Health Care(Lady Health Worker
  • Programme), Government of Pakistan
Not Provided
Aga Khan University
January 2009

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