recruitmentProtocol

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

  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

Node 3. The following nutrition and nutrition co-variates data will be collected from mother of eligible child:

  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
  4. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), specifically:
    • Improved source of drinking water – to be assessed only at baseline and last step
    • Improved sanitation facility – to be assessed only at baseline and last step
    • Adequate water treatment – to be assessed at each step of the study
    • Safe disposal of child’s faeces – to be assessed at each step of the study
    • Appropriate hand washing practices – to be assessed at each step of the study
  5. Multidimensional Poverty Assessment (MPI) – to be assessed only at baseline and last step

Node 4. The follow-up tracking sheet helps the enumerator in determining when the most appropriate and suitable follow-up date is for the mother and child. The tracking sheet identifies the week in the following month when the mother and child will follow-up and based on the schedule set by the clinic for routine GMP or well-baby clinics, the most appropriate date for follow-up is determined. It is important to note that this requires advance planning on the part the study team to ensure that follow-ups are scheduled correctly and that there is just enough number of mother and child scheduled for follow-up for the study enumerators to complete all of them within the day.