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Adherence to and acceptability of home fortification with vitamins and minerals in children aged 6 to 23 months: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, April 2016
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Title
Adherence to and acceptability of home fortification with vitamins and minerals in children aged 6 to 23 months: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Public Health, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2978-0
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Authors

Samara Fernandes de Barros, Marly Augusto Cardoso

Abstract

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies affect more than two million people worldwide. In 2011, based on recent scientific evidence and the low effectiveness of current strategies, the World Health Organization recommended home fortification of foods with multiple micronutrients in powder (MNP) as a new strategy to prevent and control anaemia during childhood. This systematic review assessed adherence to and acceptability of home fortification with multiple micronutrients in powder (MNP) in complementary feeding. Adherence was assessed based on number or percentage of prescribed sachets that were consumed, and acceptability was assessed according to perceptions of caregivers and children about MNP. In summary, the studies indicated that home fortification with MNP has good adherence, ranging from 50 % to over 90 % of the prescribed sachets and that MNP was well accepted by caregivers. Caregivers reported side effects in 3 % to 32 % of children taking MNP in many studies; diarrhoea, vomiting, and constipation were the most common. Home fortification with MNP has good adherence and acceptability in infants, with higher adherence in non-daily or flexible administration regimens. Characteristics of the target population and increased diarrhoea burden should be considered for planning public health programs with long term use of MNP. Acceptability of the MNP is satisfactory, when the use and perceived beneficial effects on children's health are considered.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 100 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 19%
Student > Bachelor 15 15%
Researcher 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Other 19 19%
Unknown 26 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 6%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 25 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 August 2020.
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#3,628,348
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#4,048
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#63,466
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