Effects of Oral Nutrition Supplements in Children With Disease Associated Underweight (MIntS)
- Dr. Michael Chourdakis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
Study PeriodDecember 2015 - May 2018
The purpose of this study is to test whether the provision of ONS to malnourished children across Europe, in addition to standard counselling, will improve weight gain and other outcomes.
The hypothesis to be tested is:
Supplementation with ONS in malnourished paediatric patients will lead to increased WFH gain, as well as less malnutrition related complications (e.g. infections).
Primary outcome: The change in BMI z-score over the intervention period of 3 months
Secondary outcomes: The change in WFH-weight for height (z-scores) over the intervention period of 3 months
- Experimental: Oral Nutritional Supplement (ONS) Diet consultation for the child/family + ONS, Dietary Supplement: The ONS provided to the children intervention group will be a ready to drink age adapted oral nutrition supplement providing 1,5 kcal/ml The
- No Intervention: No Oran Nutritional Supplement (ONS) Diet consultation for the child/family
- BMI z-score [ Time Frame: 3 months ]; The change in BMI z-score over the intervention period of 3 months
- Standard Fortified Food Blends
How well do different food compositions and interventions prevent or treat undernutrition, when implemented "on the ground"?