Melissa Gladstone
University of Liverpool
Child developmentPsychologyNursingPediatricsMedicine
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#1Mette Frahm Olsen (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 11
#2Ann-Sophie Iuel-Brockdorff (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 1
Last. Henrik Friis (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 43
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Malnutrition impairs cognitive, communication, and motor development, but it is not known how nutrition and health are associated with development in children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). We aimed to describe motor and language development of children with MAM and explore its nutrition and health-related correlates. This cross-sectional study used baseline data from a nutritional trial in children with MAM aged 6-23 months in Burkina Faso. Motor and language skills were assessed using...
BACKGROUND: Early childhood development (ECD) is a critical stage in children's lives, influencing future development and social integration. ECD research among children with disability and developmental delay in low- and middle-income countries is limited but crucial to inform planning and delivery of inclusive services. This study is the first to measure and compare the prevalence of disability and developmental delay among children attending preschool centres in rural Malawi. METHODS: A cross...
#1Jaya Chandna (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 4
#2Robert NtoziniH-Index: 16
Last. Melissa Gladstone (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 18
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Introduction HIV-exposed uninfected children may be at risk of poor neurodevelopment. We aimed to test the impact of improved infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) on early child development (ECD) outcomes. Methods Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy was a cluster randomised 2×2 factorial trial in rural Zimbabwe NCT01824940). Pregnant women were eligible if they lived in study clusters allocated to standard-of-care (SO...
#1Adrienne N. Villagomez (University of Colorado Denver)
#2Flor M. Munoz (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 28
Last. Amy K. Connery (University of Colorado Denver)H-Index: 8
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#1Ayesha Sania (Columbia University)H-Index: 2
#2Christopher R. Sudfeld (Harvard University)H-Index: 21
Last. Wafaie W. Fawzi (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
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Objective To determine the magnitude of relationships of early life factors with child development in low/middle-income countries (LMICs). Design Meta-analyses of standardised mean differences (SMDs) estimated from published and unpublished data. Data sources We searched Medline, bibliographies of key articles and reviews, and grey literature to identify studies from LMICs that collected data on early life exposures and child development. The most recent search was done on 4 November 2014. We th...
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#1Ayuko Komoriyama (University of Liverpool)
Last. Melissa Gladstone (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 18
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#1Vanessa CavalleraH-Index: 3
Last. Ann Weber
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#1Kate M Milner (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 4
#2Sunil Bhopal (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 5
Last. Joy E. Lawn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 84
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Improved measurement in early child development (ECD) is a strategic focus of the WHO, UNICEF and World Bank Nurturing Care Framework. However, evidence-based approaches to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of ECD projects in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC) are lacking. The Grand Challenges Canada®-funded Saving Brains® ECD portfolio provides a unique opportunity to explore approaches to M&E of ECD programmes across diverse settings. Focused literature review and participatory mixed-...
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