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Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 481–483 | Cite as

An experience of facility-based management of severe acute malnutrition in children aged between 6–59 months adopting the World Health Organization recommendations

  • Manisha MauryaEmail author
  • D. K. Singh
  • Ruchi Rai
  • P. C. Mishra
  • Anubha Srivastava
Research Brief

Abstract

Objective

To study the output indicators of a nutritional rehabilitation center to assess its performance.

Methods

Data of 182 children aged between 6–59 months with severe acute malnutrition in a nutritional rehabilitation center were analyzed retrospectively. Identification and treatment of severe acute malnutrition was done according to World Health Organization recommendations.

Results

The recovery rate, death rate, defaulter rate, mean (SD) weight gain and mean (SD) duration of stay in the nutritional rehabilitation center were 68%, 2.2%, 4.4%, 13.0 (9.0) g/kg/d, 12.7 (6.8) days, respectively.

Conclusion

Nutritional rehabilitation centers are effective in management of severe malnutrition.

Keywords

Nutritional rehabilitation center Output indicators Protein energy malnutrition 

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manisha Maurya
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • D. K. Singh
    • 1
  • Ruchi Rai
    • 1
  • P. C. Mishra
    • 1
  • Anubha Srivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsMLN Medical CollegeAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.AllahabadIndia

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