Diarrhea. | The Effectiveness of Co-packaging With Zinc to Improve Treatment of Diarrhea and Pneumonia in Guatemala

Diarrhea. research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - The child is aged between between 2 and 59 mo old (< 5 years old). - The child is diagnosed with diarrhea or pneumonia at one of the selected public health care centers. - The caregiver accompanying the child to the public health care centers must live in the same household. Exclusion Criteria: - Unwillingness to sign consent form.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?



Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Behavioral:Co-packaging and counseling messagesThe intervention involves co-packaging in 2 distinct packages: 1) for diarrhea treatment to package zinc

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Co-packaging and counseling messages

Control group

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: February 2014

Completed Date: June 2014

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Percentage of caregivers who administer zinc to child for at least 8 days.

Secondary Outcome: Improved Provision of Care for Treatment of Diarrhea and Pneumonia

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Marion Roche, PhD

Lead Sponsor: Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism

Collaborator: Micronutrient Initiative

More information:

Discuss Pneumonia