Primary Prevention of Failure to Thrive

  • Jolie S. Brams
  • Daniel L. Coury


Over the past two decades the syndrome of FTT has received an increasing amount of attention from researchers. During this period, considerable effort has been made towards describing this problem and identifying and treating these children and families. However, relatively little research has focused on prevention of this disorder. In this chapter the authors will discuss the concept of prevention from both a “social epidemiological” and “health promotion” perspective; review the literature on prevention of FTT and related conditions such as child abuse and neglect; identify research and programmatic needs for prevention of this disorder; specify some methodological considerations; and discuss the goals, obstacles, and ethics which relate to the development of a primary prevention program.


Child Abuse Primary Prevention Growth Failure Health Visitor Infant Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jolie S. Brams
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daniel L. Coury
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Columbus Children’s HospitalUSA

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