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Early intervention programs using volunteers for child development and nutrition: a mixed methods systematic review protocol.

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Raghu Lingam, Louisa Jane Ells


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The overall aim of this mixed methods systematic review is to explore the effectiveness and experience of early intervention programs using volunteers, peer supporters and community champions with the aim of improving one or more of the following outcomes of children from conception to two years:Cognitive developmentSocial and emotional developmentSpeech and languageNutrition.Specifically the review questions are:Are community-based interventions using non-paid volunteers/peers effective in improving cognitive, social and emotional development, speech, language and nutrition?What is the level of engagement (number of sessions attended, adherence) with such interventions in trial settings?What are the experiences of families/caregivers of engaging in such interventions?What are the reported changes in health and wellbeing of families/caregivers involved in these interventions?

Publication metadata

Author(s): Machaira T, Azevedo LB, Hamilton S, Ells LJ, Lingam R, Shucksmith J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: JBI Database Systematic Review and Implement Reports

Year: 2016

Volume: 14

Issue: 5

Pages: 44-56

Print publication date: 01/05/2016

Acceptance date: 01/05/2016

ISSN (electronic): 2202-4433

Publisher: University of Adelaide


DOI: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-002665


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