Recent studies evaluating the efficacy of growth monitoring programs have scrutinized their educational and preventive capabilities.
Advocates claim that growth monitoring can be effective if communities and mothers are more actively involved in the process of weighing and measuring, and if the technology is understood by all as an aid for disease prevention and health promotion rather than as a « curative » procedure.
Others have argued that this theory is rarely possible to implement.
The ways in which preventive growth monitoring can be made possible are still under exploration, given that the reasons for such deeply imbedded « curative » expectations of growth monitoring are not fully understood.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Développement staturopondéral, Prévention, Surveillance, Allaitement, Soin santé primaire, Brésil, Attitude, Perception sociale, Mère, Nourrisson, Milieu culturel, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Somatic growth, Prevention, Surveillance, Breast feeding, Primary health care, Brazil, Attitude, Social perception, Mother, Infant, Cultural environment, South America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0028567
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.