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Choosing healthy eating for infant health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study

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dc.contributor.author Matvienko-Sikar, Karen
dc.contributor.author Toomey, Elaine C.
dc.contributor.author Queally, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Flannery, Caragh
dc.contributor.author O'Neill, Kate
dc.contributor.author Dinan, Ted G.
dc.contributor.author Doherty, Edel
dc.contributor.author Harrington, Janas M.
dc.contributor.author Hayes, Catherine B.
dc.contributor.author Heary, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Hennessy, Marita
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Colette
dc.contributor.author McHugh, Sheena M.
dc.contributor.author McSharry, Jenny
dc.contributor.author Stanton, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Heffernan, Tony
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Molly
dc.contributor.author Kearney, Patricia M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-11T15:02:46Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-11T15:02:46Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.issn 2044-6055
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9441
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction Childhood obesity is a public health challenge. There is evidence for associations between parents’ feeding behaviours and childhood obesity risk. Primary care provides a unique opportunity for delivery of infant feeding interventions for childhood obesity prevention. Implementation strategies are needed to support infant feeding intervention delivery. The Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) intervention is a complex infant feeding intervention delivered at infant vaccination visits, alongside a healthcare professional (HCP)-level implementation strategy to support delivery. Methods and analysis This protocol provides a description of a non-randomised feasibility study of an infant feeding intervention and implementation strategy, with an embedded process evaluation and economic evaluation. Intervention participants will be parents of infants aged ≤6 weeks at recruitment, attending a participating HCP in a primary care practice. The intervention will be delivered at the infant’s 2, 4, 6, 12 and 13month vaccination visits and involves brief verbal infant feeding messages and additional resources, including a leaflet, magnet, infant bib and sign-posting to an information website. The implementation strategy encompasses a local opinion leader, HCP training delivered prior to intervention delivery, electronic delivery prompts and additional resources, including a training manual, poster and support from the research team. An embedded mixed-methods process evaluation will examine the acceptability and feasibility of the intervention, the implementation strategy and study processes including data collection. Qualitative interviews will explore parent and HCP experiences and perspectives of delivery and receipt of the intervention and implementation strategy. Self-report surveys will examine fidelity of delivery and receipt, and acceptability, suitability and comprehensiveness of the intervention, implementation strategy and study processes. Data from electronic delivery prompts will also be collected to examine implementation of the intervention. A cost–outcome description will be conducted to measure costs of the intervention and the implementation strategy. Ethics and dissemination This study received approval from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Cork Teaching Hospitals. Study findings will be disseminated via peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMJ Open;9, e029607
dc.relation.uri 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029607
dc.subject childhood obesity en_US
dc.subject interventions en_US
dc.subject overweight en_US
dc.subject lower protein en_US
dc.title Choosing healthy eating for infant health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-11-11T14:51:14Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029607
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.relation.projectid HRB ICE 2015-1026 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2966534
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle BMJ Open
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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