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Title: Multidisciplinary intervention for reducing malnutrition among children in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Sheikholeslam, R.
Kimiagar, M.
Siasi, F.
Abdollahi, Z.
Jazayeri, A.
Keyghobadi, K.
Ghaffarpoor, M.
Noroozi, F.
Kalantari, M.
Minaei, N.
Eslami, F.
Hormozdyari, H.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: A multidisciplinary intervention to reduce protein-energy malnutrition among children in rural areas was piloted in 3 provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Based on an initial situation analysis, a range of interventions were implemented through local nongovernmental organizations, including nutrition, health and literacy education for mothers, improved growth monitoring and fostering rural cooperatives and income generation schemes. Malnutrition before and after the intervention [in 1996 and 1999] was assessed using anthropometric measurements of r and om samples of children aged 6-35 months in control and intervention areas. Three years into the intervention, all indicators of malnutrition had consistently decreased in all intervention areas and the prevalence of underweight and stunting was significantly lower. Control areas showed a mixed pattern of small increases and decreases in malnutrition indicators
Description: 844-852
Keywords: Anthropometry
Child Nutrition Physiology
Child, Preschool
Cooperative Behavior
Educational Status
Interinstitutional Relations
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Rural Health Services
Subject: Child Nutrition Disorders
ISSN: 1020-3397
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