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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Which is false regarding nutritional surveillance Done in all children less than 5 years

Question 56
Which is false regarding nutritional surveillance
a.       It is a Diagnostic Method
b.      Precise weight reading required
c.       Done in all children less than 5 years
d.      Done by a trained worker
Answer
c. Done in all children less than 5 years
Reference
Park 18th Edition Page 473
QTDF
Park
Quality
Thinker
Status
New
Discussion
The concept of nutritional surveillance ahs been derived from disease surveillance. Nutritional surveillance ahs been defined as “keeping watch over nutrition, in order to make decisions that will lead to improvement in nutrition in population”
Explanation
a.       It is a Diagnostic – Interventional Method
b.      Weight card has Precise nutritional status
c.       Representative sample is done for enrolment
d.      Done by a trained worker
Comments
a.       To aid long term planning in health and development
b.      To provide input for programme management and evaluation and
c.       To give timely warning and intervention to prevent short tem food consumption crises ,
Tips
Refer to Table 38 Page 473 In Park 18th Edition for the differences between Growth Monitoring and Nutritional Surveillance

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