Home visits by neighborhood Mentor Mothers provide timely recovery from childhood malnutrition in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trial.
|Title||Home visits by neighborhood Mentor Mothers provide timely recovery from childhood malnutrition in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trial.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||le Roux, IM, le Roux K, Comulada SW, Greco EM, Desmond KA, Mbewu N, Rotheram-Borus MJ|
|Keywords||Child Nutrition Disorders, Child, Preschool, Cohort Studies, Community Health Workers, Family Characteristics, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Infant, Infant Nutrition Disorders, Male, Mentors, mothers, Nutritional Sciences, Patient Education as Topic, Problem Solving, South Africa, Thinness, Time Factors, Weight Gain|
Child and infant malnourishment is a significant and growing problem in the developing world. Malnourished children are at high risk for negative health outcomes over their lifespans. Philani, a paraprofessional home visiting program, was developed to improve childhood nourishment. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether the Philani program can rehabilitate malnourished children in a timely manner.
|Alternate Journal||Nutr J|