Mothers’ perception of quality of growth monitoring and promotion programs. A qualitative study in Côte d’Ivoire
Référence bibliographique 
Coulibaly, Férima, Delisle, Hélène et Haddad, Slim. 2002. «Mothers’ perception of quality of growth monitoring and promotion programs. A qualitative study in Côte d’Ivoire ». Ecology Food Nutrition, vol. 41, p. 475-500.
Intentions : « The aim of this study, which involved a thorough examination of a few typical GMP programs, was to contribute to enhancing quality through identifying program weakness and the means for correcting them. » (p. 476) Questions/Hypothèses : « We hypothesized that mother’s quality criteria and their ratings of programs would be similar to the norm-based assessments. » (p. 477)
Échantillon/Matériau : « A total of 200 mothers took part in group discussions, in addition to the 32 who were interviewed individually. » (p. 482)
Instruments : Guide d’entretien
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
« Growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) may contribute to the prevention of child malnutrition, provided its quality is adequate. In a qualitative study of two government-run and two NGO-run GMP programs in Côte d’Ivoire, quality was assessed on the basis of norms and maternal perceptions. Mothers’ criteria for judging quality were close to the normative criteria, and programs ranked similarly with the two approaches. NGO programs ranked better than government programs. Mothers accorded a great deal of importance to the equality of interpersonal relations. Poor feedback and follow-up of children at high risk of malnutrition was a technical shortcoming of all programs. Mothers did not comment much on technical requirements, but they complained about the scarcity and irrelevance of advice on child feeding. They value GMP and its preventive role, and they wish to share positive child feeding experiences with other mothers. More emphasis on relevant nutrition counselling, effective communication, and caring is required in personnel training and supervision. » (p. 475)