Jaya Chandna
University of Liverpool
Child developmentMental healthPsychological interventionHygieneMedicine
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#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...
#1Dorothy Boggs (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 2
#2Kate M Milner (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 4
Last. Joy E. Lawn (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 84
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Background Identification of children at risk of developmental delay and/or impairment requires valid measurement of early child development (ECD). We systematically assess ECD measurement tools fo ...
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#1Melissa Gladstone (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 18
#2Jaya Chandna (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 4
Last. Shine Trial TeamH-Index: 2
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Background Globally, nearly 250 million children (43% of all children under 5 years of age) are at risk of compromised neurodevelopment due to poverty, stunting, and lack of stimulation. We tested the independent and combined effects of improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and improved infant and young child feeding (IYCF) on early child development (ECD) among children enrolled in the Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) trial in rural Zimbabwe. Methods and findings SH...
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#1B. Nezafat Maldonado (University of Liverpool)
#2Jaya Chandna (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 4
Last. Melissa Gladstone (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 18
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Background. Mental health issues, often manifested as behavioural difficulties, in children are estimated to be high in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) settings. There is a paucity of definitive data due to a lack of well-validated tools to use across settings. This review aims to provide evidence on what tools are used and which have been adapted and validated in LMIC settings. Methods. We performed a systematic review to identify tools used to assess or screen externalising behaviour pr...
#1Gillian Lancaster (Keele University)H-Index: 30
#2Gareth McCray (Keele University)H-Index: 3
Last. Magdalena Janus (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
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Background: Renewed global commitment to the improvement of early child development outcomes, as evidenced by the focus of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4, highlights an increased need for reliable and valid measures to evaluate preventive and interventional efforts designed to affect change. Our objective was to create a new tool, applicable across multicultures, to measure development from 0 to 3 years through metadata synthesis. Methods: Fourteen cross-sectional data sets we...
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#1Anna Chiumento (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 8
#2Ipshita Mukherjee (University of Manchester)H-Index: 1
Last. Katie Bristow (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 7
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Research suggests outdoor activity in green spaces is important for children’s mental, emotional and social wellbeing. A recognised green space intervention is “Social and Therapeutic Horticulture” (STH). We discuss findings from a pilot STH intervention, “A Haven of Green Space” conducted in North West England. The target group were school children aged 9–15 years experiencing behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. This exploratory study aims to assess the mental wellbeing of the child...
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#1Melissa Gladstone (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 18
#2John Phuka (UNIMA: University of Malawi)H-Index: 14
Last. Kenneth Maleta (UNIMA: University of Malawi)H-Index: 36
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Evidence demonstrates that encouraging stimulation, early communication, and nutrition improves child development. Detailed feasibility studies in real-world situations in Africa are limited. We piloted Care for Child Development through six health surveillance assistants (HSAs) in group and individual sessions with 60 caregivers and children <2 years and assessed recruitment, frequency, timings, and quality of intervention. We collected baseline/endline anthropometric, child development (MDAT),...
7 CitationsSource
#1Anna ChiumentoH-Index: 8
#2Jaya ChandnaH-Index: 4
Last. Katie BristowH-Index: 7
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#1Joe D. Piper (QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)H-Index: 5
#2Jaya Chandna (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 4
Last. Melissa Gladstone (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 18
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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: Main objective The main objective is to assess the effect of interventions to improve sanitation, hygiene, water quality and supply within low- and middle-income countries on child development. Secondary objectives The secondary objectives are to: analyse any measured effect of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions on school or preschool enrolment and attendance; examine the feasibility of WASH i...
3 CitationsSource
#1Lawrence S. Wissow (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 38
#2Nadja van Ginneken (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 10
Last. Atif Rahman (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 38
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Children's mental health problems are among global health advocates' highest priorities. Nearly three-quarters of adult disorders have their onset or origins during childhood, becoming progressively harder to treat over time. Integrating mental health with primary care and other more widely available health services has the potential to increase treatment access during childhood, but requires re-design of currently-available evidence-based practices to fit the context of primary care and place a...
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