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Implementation of an intervention study focused on the use of the Brazilian Child Booklet for the purpose of developmental surveillance

Grant number: 24/01218-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2024
Effective date (End): February 28, 2026
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Acordo de Cooperação: Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal Foundation
Principal Investigator:Débora Falleiros de Mello
Grantee:Julia Hannah Teixeira
Host Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Host Company:Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Insper)
Associated research grant:19/12553-0 - Brazilian Center for Early Child Development, AP.PCPE


The objective of this study is to assess an intervention focused on the use of the Child Health Booklet (CC) for the surveillance of child development (DI) by healthcare professionals in the Primary Health Care of a selected municipality. More specifically, the goals are: [i] to sensitize healthcare professionals to the importance of using and completing the developmental milestones in the CC; [ii] to train healthcare professionals to conduct developmental surveillance using the milestones proposed by the CC; [iii] to develop and evaluate the use of an app for developmental surveillance based on the CC. A mixed methods implementation study is proposed, structured in phases: The first phase (exploratory study) will consist of interviews and focus groups with managers and healthcare professionals to support the development of the intervention and plan a definitive evaluation. The second phase (explanatory study) will involve the description of the training of healthcare professionals for the use of CC for developmental surveillance and recording of information in the municipality's information system (such as eSUS, for example). The intervention will consist of a series of training and awareness actions, both in-person and remotely, with a total duration of 16-20 hours. The third phase (evaluative study) describes the assessment of the effectiveness of the intervention through a cluster randomized trial.

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