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dc.contributor.authorOchola, Sophie
dc.contributor.authorOgada, Irene A.
dc.contributor.authorOdera, Colleta A.
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-28T12:41:06Z
dc.date.available2023-08-28T12:41:06Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationOchola, S., Ogada, I. A., & Odera, C. A. (2022). Predictors of the amount of intake of Ready-To- Use- Therapeutic foods among children in outpatient therapeutic programs in Nairobi, Kenya. Food Science & Nutrition, 10, 1135–1145. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.2745en_US
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.1002/fsn3.2745
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26871
dc.descriptionarticleen_US
dc.description.abstractReady-to- use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) therapy is a standard protocol for treating children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) admitted in Out-Patient Therapeutic Programmes (OTP). The amount of RUTF to be consumed by a child is based on weight (200 kcal/kg body weight/day) as stipulated in the Kenya Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) protocol for timely weight gain. There is limited information on the determinants of consumption of the correct amount of RUTF. This study sought to fill this gap by establishing the associations between the caregivers' and the child's characteristics and the amount of RUTF the child ate within a 24-h recall period. We used a cross-sectional study design and interviewed 200 caregivers of children 6–23 months of age admitted in four OTP centers in Nairobi Kenya. We used a researcher-administered questionnaire to collect information from the caregivers. Seventy-three percent of the children ate the recommended amount of RUTF. A smaller proportion (54.4%) of younger children (6–11 months of age) ate the recommended amount of RUTF compared to older children (12–17 months old and 18–23 months old at 89.1% and 82.8%, respectively). The predictors of consumption of the correct amount of RUTF were child's birth order—firstborn (AOR 29.92; 95% CI: 5.67–157.93) and children's age; 12–17 months old (AOR 5.19; 95% CI: 2.18–12.36) and 18–23 months (AOR 6.19 95% CI: 2.62), indicating that firstborn and older children were more likely to consume the correct amounts of RUTF. Caregivers' knowledge and correct practices in feeding a child with RUTF also predicted the consumption of the correct amount of RUTF. In conclusion, maternal and child characteristics are determinants of the consumption of the correct amount of RUTF by children in OTPen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Research Fund, Kenyaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWiley Periodicalsen_US
dc.subjectadequate intake of Ready-to- Use Therapeutic food (RUTF)en_US
dc.subjectchildren 6–23 months of age,en_US
dc.subjectdeterminantsen_US
dc.subjectoutpatient therapy programen_US
dc.subjectpredictorsen_US
dc.subjectsevere acute malnutritionen_US
dc.titlePredictors of the amount of intake of Ready-To- Use-Therapeutic foods among children in outpatient therapeutic programs in Nairobi, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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