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postgraduate thesis: The effectiveness of the use of "ready-to-use" therapeutic food (RUTF) in treating malnourished children in developing countries and the way forward

TitleThe effectiveness of the use of "ready-to-use" therapeutic food (RUTF) in treating malnourished children in developing countries and the way forward
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Leung, H. V. [梁浩堅]. (2013). The effectiveness of the use of "ready-to-use" therapeutic food (RUTF) in treating malnourished children in developing countries and the way forward. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5098683
AbstractWHO and UNICEF recommend the use of “ready-to-use therapeutic food” (RUTF) in the treatment of severely acute malnourished (SAM) children with no complicated medical background. This research paper aims to review the evidence on the use of RUTF in the treatment of SAM children, explore the potential issues with the use of RUTF, and provide suggestions for future research. A total of 7 studies were included for the review on the effectiveness of RUTF treatment. Evidences showed a general improvement in the health outcomes of SAM children, yet failed to yield high-quality evidences to prove its benefits. Potential problems with the reliance on RUTF were identified, further research on the use of RUTF are required.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectMalnutrition in children - Treatment - Developing countries
Dept/ProgramPublic Health
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193780

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Ho-kin, Vincent-
dc.contributor.author梁浩堅-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T23:10:44Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-27T23:10:44Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationLeung, H. V. [梁浩堅]. (2013). The effectiveness of the use of "ready-to-use" therapeutic food (RUTF) in treating malnourished children in developing countries and the way forward. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5098683-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/193780-
dc.description.abstractWHO and UNICEF recommend the use of “ready-to-use therapeutic food” (RUTF) in the treatment of severely acute malnourished (SAM) children with no complicated medical background. This research paper aims to review the evidence on the use of RUTF in the treatment of SAM children, explore the potential issues with the use of RUTF, and provide suggestions for future research. A total of 7 studies were included for the review on the effectiveness of RUTF treatment. Evidences showed a general improvement in the health outcomes of SAM children, yet failed to yield high-quality evidences to prove its benefits. Potential problems with the reliance on RUTF were identified, further research on the use of RUTF are required.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshMalnutrition in children - Treatment - Developing countries-
dc.titleThe effectiveness of the use of "ready-to-use" therapeutic food (RUTF) in treating malnourished children in developing countries and the way forward-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5098683-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5098683-
dc.date.hkucongregation2013-

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