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Nash-wo-Numa (childhood growth & development) study protocol: factors that impact linear growth in children 9 to 15 years of age in Matiari, Pakistan
  1. Susan C Campisi1,2,
  2. Yaqub Wasan3,
  3. Sajid Soofi3,
  4. Suneeta Monga4,5,
  5. Daphne J Korczak4,5,
  6. Wendy Lou6,
  7. Olle Soder7,
  8. Ashley Vandermorris1,8,
  9. Khadija N Humayun9,
  10. Ayesha Mian10,
  11. Peter Szatmari4,5,11,
  12. Zulfiqar A Bhutta1,2,3,6
  1. 1 Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2 Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3 Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  4. 4 Psychiatry, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  5. 5 Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  6. 6 Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  7. 7 Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
  8. 8 Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  9. 9 Paediatrics, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  10. 10 Psychiatry, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  11. 11 Centre for Child and Youth Depression, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Susan C Campisi; susan.campisi{at}sickkids.ca

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  • Contributors SCC and ZAB conceived the study. SCC, ZAB, SS and YW initiated the study design. AM, PS, DK and SM assisted with the mental health assessment scales and safety protocol. KNH, AV and OS assisted with formulating culturally acceptable accurate puberty assessment procedures. KNH conducted field training for the physician puberty assessments. WL and SCC developed the statistical analysis plan. All authors contributed to the refinement of the study protocol and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This study is supported by the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression. SCC is supported by the SickKids Restracomp doctoral award.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was granted by the Aga Khan University’s, Karachi, Pakistan, Ethics Review Committee (#5251-WCH-ERC-18) and SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada, Research Ethics Board (#1000060684).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors SCC and ZAB conceived the study. SCC, ZAB, SS and YW initiated the study design. AM, PS, DK and SM assisted with the mental health assessment scales and safety protocol. KNH, AV and OS assisted with formulating culturally acceptable accurate puberty assessment procedures. KNH conducted field training for the physician puberty assessments. WL and SCC developed the statistical analysis plan. All authors contributed to the refinement of the study protocol and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This study is supported by the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression. SCC is supported by the SickKids Restracomp doctoral award.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was granted by the Aga Khan University’s, Karachi, Pakistan, Ethics Review Committee (#5251-WCH-ERC-18) and SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada, Research Ethics Board (#1000060684).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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