Recommendation ID

Behavioural interventions:- What is the effectiveness of behavioural interventions compared with usual care/advice for children with faltering growth?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Health visitors provide behavioural interventions for faltering growth in community settings. This is carried out with the aim to optimise the Healthy Child Programme and provide support and build relationships with parents and children. Behavioural interventions are time consuming and therefore incur costs. Evidence for the specific components of behavioural interventions are scarce and if found to be effective they could have short-term and longer-term preventative results. A standardised approach to behavioural interventions could both improve clinical practice and save costs.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Faltering growth: recognition and management of faltering growth in children
Date issued
September 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/09/2017