• Early interruption of exclusive breastfeeding: results from the eight-country MAL-ED study 

      Patil, Crystal L.; Turab, Ali; Ambikapathi, Ramya; Nesamvuni, Cebisa; Chandyo, Ram K.; Bose, Anuradha; Islam, M. Munirul; Ahmed, A. M. Shamsir; Olortegui, Maribel Paredes; de Moraes, Milena Lima; Caulfield, Laura E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-05-01)
      We report the infant feeding experiences in the first month of life for 2,053 infants participating in “Malnutrition and Enteric Infections: Consequences for Child Health and Development” (MAL-ED). Eight sites (in Bangladesh, ...
    • Earthquake exposure and post-traumatic stress among nepalese mothers after the 2015 earthquakes 

      Kvestad, Ingrid; Ranjitkar, Suman; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram K.; Shrestha, Merina; Shrestha, Laxman P.; Strand, Tor A; Hysing, Mari (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-04-02)
      Introduction: Nepal suffered from major earthquakes in April 2015 resulting in great damage to the society. The objective of the current study is to describe the earthquake exposure, the impact on family’s daily life and ...
    • Erythrocyte DHA and AA in infancy is not associated with general development five years later in Nepalese children 

      Henjum, Sigrun; Kvestad, Ingrid; Shrestha, Merina; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram K.; Thorne-Lyman, Andrew L.; Shrestha, Prakash S.; Kjellevold, Marian; Hysing, Mari; Strand, Tor A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-07-19)
      Background Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) are crucial for normal brain development in utero and in early infancy. Data on fatty acid status ...
    • The feasibility of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire for the assessment of child development in a community setting in Nepal 

      Shrestha, Merina; Strand, Tor A; Ulak, Manjeswori; Chandyo, Ram K.; Ranjitkar, Suman; Hysing, Mari; Shrestha, Laxman P.; Kvestad, Ingrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background: The Ages and Stages Questionnaire Third Edition (ASQ‐3) may be a feasible and cost‐effective tool to screen children's development in resource poor settings. We have assessed the feasibility of the ASQ‐3 “home ...