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Infant feeding to prevent childhood obesity study
Survey - calling on Nurses & Midwives

The aim of this study is to identify the most important outcomes for inclusion in trials of infant feeding programs or interventions (with children up to 1 year) to prevent childhood obesity. To do this we are asking healthcare professionals, parents of children up to 1 year old, and researchers to complete the COS-IF survey. 

What, when and how parents feed their infants can have an impact on children’s risk of being overweight or obese. Currently, different studies looking at programs or interventions to prevent childhood obesity often measure different outcomes. This makes it difficult to compare how effective these interventions or programs are. 
The aim of this study is to develop a Core Outcome Set (COS) of infant feeding outcomes for assessing interventions including children up to 1 year old. This will help to improve efforts to prevent childhood obesity. An infant feeding COS is an agreed and standardised set of outcomes that are relevant to health professionals, parents and researchers. As a nurse practitioner you can provide essential expert information about infant feeding and your contribution to developing this COS is invaluable.
We are asking you to participate in this study by completing the survey in the link below. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. You will be asked to complete this survey 3 times in total. You will be emailed reminders to complete Round 2 at the beginning of December, and Round 3 at the end of January. This helps us achieve agreement on what outcomes are most important.

This link will be open until 26th of November. There will be two subsequent rounds of the survey, which will be open to people who complete the first round and so the link will be made available again in early December and in January.
If you are interested in taking part please go to the COS IF survey here.

If you have any questions please contact Karen.msikar@ucc.ie
Thank you!
Karen Matvienko-Sikar|Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
School of Public Health | Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Ireland
Telephone:  00353 21 4205530 | Email: karen.msikar@ucc.ie | 


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