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Evaluation of Energy Expenditure, Body Composition and Recovery Rates in Children With Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) Receiving Community-based Nutritional Rehabilitation Therapy

2014-07-24 14:00:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This project is being conducted with an aim to find out energy expenditure, body composition and recovery rates in children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) receiving community-based nutritional rehabilitation therapy

Description

Objectives

1. To assess energy expenditure and body composition by stable isotope techniques in children with Severe Acute Malnutrition

2. To evaluate the potential usefulness of body composition assessment as a predictor of outcome in children with SAM, based on stable isotope technique and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)

Inclusion criteria

- Parents of children of age 6 months to 3 years

- Resident of study area

Exclusion criteria

- Children with congenital malformations

- Chronic debilitating illnesses

- Refusal by parents to enroll in study

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Children

Intervention

Nutrition education, RUTF, Kitchri

Location

Aga Khan University
Karachi
Sindh
Pakistan
74800

Status

Recruiting

Source

Aga Khan University

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:00:59-0400

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