Effect of Behavior Change Communication About Improved Micronutrient Intake on Nutritional Status and Academic Performance of School Age Children in Meskan District, Gurage Zone, South Ethiopia (BCC)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02956941|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2016 by Tsedeke Wolde, Jimma University.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : November 6, 2016
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2016
A cluster randomized controlled trial was chosen to exploit the robustness of this design to help ascertain the efficacy of the BCC intervention compared to the routine dietary practice. This protocol was developed according to the guidelines of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement extension for cluster randomized trials.
The present study is aims to evaluate the effect of improving micronutrient intake through behavior change communication intervention on nutritional status and academic performance of school age children. Moreover, it may help to prevent or mitigate malnutrition. However to the best knowledge of the authors, BCC intervention using posters, and lecture for school teachers and students have not yet been empirically tested generally in Ethiopia, specifically in the study area context. The present intervention is unique in combining the use of conventional BCC intervention tools, that is, lecture and posters as reminder for intervention reinforcement.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Child Nutrition Disorders||Behavioral: BCC on Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (ENHAs)||Early Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||376 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Study Start Date :||October 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2017|
Experimental: BCC on Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (ENHAs)
Intervention group will be received 12 months on nutrition behavior change communication using two modes (lecture, and posters).
Behavioral: BCC on Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (ENHAs)
The behavioral change communication (BCC) on micronutrient intake messages will be implemented based on Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (ENHAs) on micronutrient deficiencies prevention and control. BCC intervention training workshop will be given to science teachers by principal investigator/ senior health professional in local language. Interventions will be delivered to students by their science teachers under the supervision of principal investigator/ school director for the consecutive three times.
No Intervention: Control cluster
Control group will receive routine dietary practices.
- Linear growth as assessed by mean change in height for age z score [ Time Frame: at 6 months (mid line) and at 12 months (end line) of the intervention ]The primary outcome of the study will be linear growth (stunting) as assessed by mean change in height for age z score at 10-15 years of age.
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