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Feasibility and effectiveness of the baby friendly community initiative in rural Kenya: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Title
Feasibility and effectiveness of the baby friendly community initiative in rural Kenya: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
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Trials, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13063-015-0935-3
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Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage, Judith Kimiywe, Mark Kabue, Frederick Wekesah, Evelyn Matiri, Nelson Muhia, Milka Wanjohi, Peterrock Muriuki, Betty Samburu, James N. Kanyuira, Sera L. Young, Paula L. Griffiths, Nyovani J. Madise, Stephen T. McGarvey

Abstract

Interventions promoting optimal infant and young child nutrition could prevent a fifth of under-5 deaths in countries with high mortality. Poor infant and young child feeding practices are widely documented in Kenya, with potential detrimental effects on child growth, health and survival. Effective strategies to improve these practices are needed. This study aims to pilot implementation of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI), a global initiative aimed at promoting optimal infant and young child feeding practices, to determine its feasibility and effectiveness with regards to infant feeding practices, nutrition and health outcomes in a rural setting in Kenya. The study, employing a cluster-randomized trial design, will be conducted in rural Kenya. A total of 12 clusters, constituting community units within the government's Community Health Strategy, will be randomized, with half allocated to the intervention and the other half to the control arm. A total of 812 pregnant women and their respective children will be recruited into the study. The mother-child pairs will be followed up until the child is 6 months old. Recruitment will last approximately 1 year from January 2015, and the study will run for 3 years, from 2014 to 2016. The intervention will involve regular counseling and support of mothers by trained community health workers and health professionals on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. Regular assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices on maternal, infant and young child nutrition will be done, coupled with assessment of nutritional status of the mother-child pairs and morbidity for the children. Statistical methods will include analysis of covariance, multinomial logistic regression and multilevel modeling. The study is funded by the NIH and USAID through the Program for Enhanced Research (PEER) Health. Findings from the study outlined in this protocol will inform potential feasibility and effectiveness of a community-based intervention aimed at promoting optimal breastfeeding and other infant feeding practices. The intervention, if proved feasible and effective, will inform policy and practice in Kenya and similar settings, particularly regarding implementation of the baby friendly community initiative. ISRCTN03467700 ; Date of Registration: 24 September 2014.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 287 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 48 17%
Researcher 40 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 12%
Student > Bachelor 27 9%
Student > Postgraduate 20 7%
Other 54 19%
Unknown 64 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 75 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 64 22%
Social Sciences 23 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 4%
Psychology 9 3%
Other 28 10%
Unknown 78 27%

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