Severe acute malnutrition and HIV in children in Malawi

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/93477
Title:
Severe acute malnutrition and HIV in children in Malawi
Authors:
Fergusson, Pamela L.
Abstract:
Sub-Saharan Africa is more affected by the HIV epidemic than any other region of the world. At the same time, malnutrition remains a major public health concern. HIV and malnutrition are interlinked, both epidemiologically and physiologically, contributing to high mortality and poor growth and development of children in sub-Saharan Africa. This thesis aims to explore the impact of HIV on the treatment and care of children with severe acute malnutrition in Malawi. The thesis will investigate mortality and nutritional recovery in HIV-infected and uninfected children with SAM; HIV infection and nutritional status in carers of children with SAM; and caregiver perspectives on quality of care for children with SAM. The study is based on a prospective cohort study of 454 children with SAM and meta-analysis of 17 relevant studies; a cross sectional study of 322 carer-child pairs; and a qualitative study using a grounded theory approach.
Publisher:
University of Liverpool (University of Chester)
Publication Date:
Jul-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/93477
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFergusson, Pamela L.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-03T11:08:59Zen
dc.date.available2010-03-03T11:08:59Zen
dc.date.issued2009-07en
dc.identifieruk.bl.ethos.511075en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/93477en
dc.description.abstractSub-Saharan Africa is more affected by the HIV epidemic than any other region of the world. At the same time, malnutrition remains a major public health concern. HIV and malnutrition are interlinked, both epidemiologically and physiologically, contributing to high mortality and poor growth and development of children in sub-Saharan Africa. This thesis aims to explore the impact of HIV on the treatment and care of children with severe acute malnutrition in Malawi. The thesis will investigate mortality and nutritional recovery in HIV-infected and uninfected children with SAM; HIV infection and nutritional status in carers of children with SAM; and caregiver perspectives on quality of care for children with SAM. The study is based on a prospective cohort study of 454 children with SAM and meta-analysis of 17 relevant studies; a cross sectional study of 322 carer-child pairs; and a qualitative study using a grounded theory approach.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Liverpool (University of Chester)en
dc.subjectmalnutritionen
dc.subjectMalawien
dc.subjectchildrenen
dc.subjectHIVen
dc.titleSevere acute malnutrition and HIV in children in Malawien
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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