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Optifood, An Approach to Improve Nutrition (Optifood)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01646710
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2014
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Society for Applied Studies

Brief Summary:

The study aims to explore ways in which optifood can be developed to create relevant food based recommendation (FBR) and to used for advocacy purposes.

The optifood tool will be pilot tested with relevant organizations and refine FBRs for the target population. Its performance will be assessed in the hands of Government/NGOs in Peru, Thailand and India to provide guidance on incorporating into their advocacy programs. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be used.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Food Based Recommendations Behavioral: Pretesting food based recommendations Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 36 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Official Title: Optifood, An Approach to Improve Nutrition
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Food Based Recommendations
Developing and pretesting tool for FBRs for infants 9 to 11 months old
Behavioral: Pretesting food based recommendations

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Generating Food Based Recommendation (FBR) using optifood tool [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    To refine optifood tool to generate FBRs. The tool will be pretested with mothers of children aged 9 to 11 months. Compliance with the food based recommendations will be tested over 8 days post counselling to assess feasibility of use of the tool. The tool will be then modified and refined to be used for advocacy in feeding counselling.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Months to 11 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Randomly selected children 9 to 11 month of age

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01646710

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CHRD, Society for Applied Studies
Faridabad, Haryana, India, 121004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Society for Applied Studies
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Sarmila Mazumder, PhD Society for Applied Studies
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Responsible Party: Society for Applied Studies Identifier: NCT01646710    
Other Study ID Numbers: EPNPVW48/SAS
First Posted: July 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014
Keywords provided by Society for Applied Studies:
Development of a tool
advocacy materials