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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303955
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nutritional Supplementation for Moderately Stunted School-Aged Children
Author(s):
Bonnell, Susan M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Mu
Author Details:
Susan M. Bonnell, PhD, RN, CPNP, sbonnell@sandiego.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: Evaluation of effect of increased calories (Nutri-fort) for malnourished children. Results of BMI statistics (January 2012, n =138, ages 5-18) found 23.2% sample to be underweight at an elementary school in El Cercado, Dominican Republic. Review of literature is rich with studies detailing malnutrition management for children under age 5; data is limited regarding school-aged children. The primary aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of providing nutritional supplement in malnourished school-aged children.

Methods: Quantitative, non-randomized, quasi-experimental therapeutic trial. Sample size n = (TBD January 2013). Descriptive data will be collected including height, weight, and BMI z-scores. Parental descriptive data will be collected. A within subjects design, repeated measures ANOVA will be performed to test for significance (p = .05) change across t = 13 measures over time (t = time) where a baseline measure will be followed by monthly measures for a one year time period.

Procedure: Participatory research model; IRB approval obtained. Assessment of children in January 2013 (n = 285 approximately), to identify those ages 5- 18 with BMI z-score -1 through -3. We will meet with parents of identified children to explain aims/purpose of intervention. Consent will be requested, with assent for children ages 12 and older. Children’s monthly growth parameters will be measured for one year. Local lay health care workers who are already involved in growth monitoring of children in the community will be recruited and trained to perform and document parameters. Little evidence exists to support a specific calorie supplement level, therefore a 1 ounce portion daily will be initially added to daily snack of bread/milk over 1 year. Commencement will occur following the 2013 assessment of children at the school, determining the sample size. Children identified in the assessment with malnutrition will be considered for inclusion.  

Results: In process.

Conclusion: Pending

Keywords:
school aged children; supplementation in a school environment; malnutriiton
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNutritional Supplementation for Moderately Stunted School-Aged Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBonnell, Susan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Muen_GB
dc.author.detailsSusan M. Bonnell, PhD, RN, CPNP, sbonnell@sandiego.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303955-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><address><p><em><b>Purpose: </b> Evaluation of effect of increased calories (Nutri-fort) for malnourished children. <b>Results </b>of BMI statistics (January 2012, n =138, ages 5-18) found 23.2% sample to be underweight at an elementary school in El Cercado, Dominican Republic. Review of literature is rich with studies detailing malnutrition management for children under age 5; data is limited regarding school-aged children. The primary aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of providing nutritional supplement in malnourished school-aged children.</em><p><em><b>Methods: </b> Quantitative, non-randomized, quasi-experimental therapeutic trial. Sample size n = (TBD January 2013). Descriptive data will be collected including height, weight, and BMI z-scores. Parental descriptive data will be collected. A within subjects design, repeated measures ANOVA will be performed to test for significance (p = .05) change across t = 13 measures over time (t = time) where a baseline measure will be followed by monthly measures for a one year time period.</em><p><em>Procedure: Participatory research model; IRB approval obtained. Assessment of children in January 2013 (n = 285 approximately), to identify those ages 5- 18 with BMI z-score -1 through -3. We will meet with parents of identified children to explain aims/purpose of intervention. Consent will be requested, with assent for children ages 12 and older. Children’s monthly growth parameters will be measured for one year. Local lay health care workers who are already involved in growth monitoring of children in the community will be recruited and trained to perform and document parameters. Little evidence exists to support a specific calorie supplement level, therefore a 1 ounce portion daily will be initially added to daily snack of bread/milk over 1 year. Commencement will occur following the 2013 assessment of children at the school, determining the sample size. Children identified in the assessment with malnutrition will be considered for inclusion.  </em><p><em>Results: In process.</em><p><em><b>Conclusion: </b> Pending</em> </address>en_GB
dc.subjectschool aged childrenen_GB
dc.subjectsupplementation in a school environmenten_GB
dc.subjectmalnutriitonen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:33Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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