Evaluating the Relative Effectiveness of Two Feeding Interventions for the Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||child nutrition disorders|
|Treatments||fortified blended foods, corn soya bean flour (csb) with oil., rusf (ready-to-use supplementary foods) supplementary plumpy®|
|Sponsor||The Hospital for Sick Children|
|Start date||April 2009|
|End date||November 2009|
|Trial size||2600 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01097889, 1000013545|
Supplementary feeding programs for children with moderate acute malnutrition have been implemented in developing countries using treatment foods with minimal or no evidence of their effectiveness. Fortified peanut paste is a popular new treatment food for children with severe and moderate malnutrition.
Objectives: To investigate the relative effectiveness of two non-identical therapeutic foods in children with moderate malnutrition by comparing differences in performance indicators (i.e. recovery rates), recovery times, and change in weight-for-height z-scores in each group.
This proposed research project will evaluate the relative effectiveness of two non-identical treatment foods for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in children
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other countries||No locations recruiting|
|Toronto, Canada||The Hospital for Sick Children||no longer recruiting|
|Sidama Zone, Ethiopia||Regional Health Board - Health Posts in South Nations and Nationalities Peoples Region (SNNPR||no longer recruiting|
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
time frame: Baseline and at 16 Weeks
time frame: Baseline, Weeks 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16
Household Practices Questionnaire
time frame: At 16 weeks
Male or female participants from 6 months up to 60 months old.
- All children 6 to 60 months of age who are identified as malnourished based on MUAC measurements with WFH ≥70 to <80%.
- Children with WFH < 70% or presenting with bilateral pitting oedema (they will be referred to therapeutic feeding programme).
- Children with any illness or clinical condition that prevents them from safely ingesting either supplementary foods. A child is medically assessed upon admission for any complicated clinical condition (oedema, malaria, vomiting, chronic diarrhea, infections, appetite, etc) that would require medical care and those children will be referred to the therapeutic feeding programme.
- All children transferred from the therapeutic feeding programme directly into the supplementary feeding programme - however they will not be included in the research study.
- Children with WFH > 80% but MUAC 110 to 120 mm- they will be admitted to SFP however will not be included in the research study.
|Official title||Evaluating the Relative Effectiveness of Two Feeding Interventions for the Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition in Children 6-60 Months of Age in Southern Ethiopia|
|Principal investigator||Stanley Zlotkin, MD|
|Description||This research protocol will be embedded as a component of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) -supported Supplementary Feeding programmes in Ethiopia. The proposed study is a prospective cluster-randomized equivalence trial that will compare the relative effectiveness of two feeding interventions in four woredas (districts). Research will be implemented in two comparable woredas (one with CSB and one with RUSF), in two different areas in Sidama zone that represent different livelihood zones, main source of crop income, and level of food insecurity|
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