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The Contribution of Grandmother Involvement to Child Growth and Development: An Observational Study in Rural Pakistan

Citation

Chung, Esther O.; Hagaman, Ashley K.; LeMasters, Katherine; Andrabi, Nafeesa; Baranov, Victoria; Bates, Lisa M.; Gallis, John A.; O'Donnell, Karen; Rahman, Atif; & Sikander, Siham, et al. (2020). The Contribution of Grandmother Involvement to Child Growth and Development: An Observational Study in Rural Pakistan. BMJ Global Health, 5(8), e002181. PMCID: PMC7418670

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Early childhood interventions primarily focus on the mother-child relationship, but grandmothers are often critical in childcare in low-resource settings. Prior research is mixed on how grandmother involvement influences child outcomes and there is a paucity of research on grandmother caregiving in low-income and middle-income countries. We examined the role of grandmother involvement on child growth and development in the first 2 years of life cross sectionally and longitudinally in rural Pakistan.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002181

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

BMJ Global Health

Author(s)

Chung, Esther O.
Hagaman, Ashley K.
LeMasters, Katherine
Andrabi, Nafeesa
Baranov, Victoria
Bates, Lisa M.
Gallis, John A.
O'Donnell, Karen
Rahman, Atif
Sikander, Siham
Turner, Elizabeth L.
Maselko, Joanna

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

5

Issue Number

8

Pages

e002181

PMCID

PMC7418670

Reference ID

13033