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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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The Effect of Therapeutic Formulae on the Weight Gain of Malnourished Children under Two in River Nile State, Sudan

Hassan Elmahi Alwli Taha, Ali Elsayed Ali, Waheeba Elfaki Ahmed

Abstract: This is a nutritional hospital - based study. The study was conducted on 220 children (110 males and 110 females), among whom were 40 children at the age between (0-6 months), 60 children at the age between (7-12 months), 60 children at the age between (13-18 months) and 60 children at the age between (19-23 months) respectively. The study samples were selected from Sudan- River Nile States Major Hospitals (Aldamer, Atbara and Shendi) to assess the effect of therapeutic nutritional formulae on malnourished children under two. Primary data was collected using a questionnaire which was filled by children mothers and secondary data was collected from different books, journals, internet and other related research publications. The primary data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). In this study most malnourished inpatient children suffered from diarrhea (42.7 %), Vomiting (27.3 %), and nausea (0.9 %) and edema. (11.8 %). The therapeutic formulae that were taken by malnourished children during stabilization, rehabilitation and transition phase were F75, F100, RUTF and Control formulae. The percentage weight gains at 7 days hospital stay were a minimum of 1.37 % by F-75 formula and a maximum of 8.32 % by RUTF formula, compared to percentage weight gain of 5.75 % by F-100 and 5.59 % by the Control sample respectively. These percentage weight gain were significantly greater than that of the children weights at the time of admission (p

Keywords: Therapeutic Formulae, Weight Gain, Gender, Age group and Malnourished Children


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