followupProtocol

 
Node 1, Node 2 and Node 3. The following nutrition and nutrition co-variates data will be collected from the eligible child on follow-up:

  1. Age
  2. Gender
  3. Weight
  4. Height
  5. MUAC
  6. Period prevalence of childhood illness
  7. Infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF), specifically:
    • Continued breastfeeding
    • Minimum dietary diversity
    • Minimum meal frequency
    • Minimum acceptable diet
    • Consumption of iron-rich foods
    • Age-appropriate breastfeeding
    • Age-appropriate dietary diversity
    • Age-appropriate meal frequency

The child will also be examined to determine current health status.

The following nutrition and nutrition co-variates data will be collected from mother of eligible child on follow-up:

  1. Age
  2. MUAC
  3. Women’s dietary diversity (WDD), specifically:
    • Dietary diversity score
    • Consumption of iron-rich foods
    • Consumption of any vitamin A-rich foods

Node 4. If the child is assessed to be acutely malnourished by weight-for-height, MUAC or oedema, the child is discharged from the study and referred to the appropriate treatment services.