Staffordshire University logo
STORE - Staffordshire Online Repository

Community-based management of acute malnutrition: Implementation quality, and staff and user satisfaction with services

Akuu, Joshua A. and Amagnya, Moses A. (2023) Community-based management of acute malnutrition: Implementation quality, and staff and user satisfaction with services. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 18 (5). pp. 988-996. ISSN 16583612

1-s2.0-S1658361223000227-main.pdf - Publisher's typeset copy
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract or description

Background: Malnutrition is a problem that affects many children and therefore is the focus of multiple interventions worldwide. One intervention is the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM).

Objective: This study assessed CMAM implementation quality in the Builsa North District of Ghana, and the satisfaction among both users and CMAM staff.

Design: The study used a convergent mixed-method design involving in-depth interviews with CMAM staff and users, document reviews, and observations of the CMAM implementation. The data were collected across eight health care facilities in eight sub-districts. The data were qualitatively and thematically analysed in Nvivo software.

Results: Several factors were found to adversely affect the quality of CMAM implementation. Significant factors included inadequate training of CMAM workers; religious belief systems; and a lack of implementation materials, such as ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), CMAM registration forms/cards, and computers. These factors adversely affected programme quality, thus resulting in dissatisfaction among CMAM users and staff.

Conclusion: This study established that the CMAM programme in the Builsa North District of Ghana is hindered by a lack of primary resources and logistics necessary for successful programme implementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CMAM, Community-based management, Health professionals, Malnutrition, Quality, RUTF
Faculty: School of Law, Policing and Forensics > Forensic Sciences and Policing
Depositing User: Moses AMAGNYA
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2023 16:23
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2023 16:23

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

DisabledGo Staffordshire University is a recognised   Investor in People. Sustain Staffs
Legal | Freedom of Information | Site Map | Job Vacancies
Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2DE t: +44 (0)1782 294000