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Link NCA Pilots Visual Indicators on Mobile Devices


© Armelle Sacher
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While maternal workload, stress, and well-being underlie causal pathways to malnutrition in many contexts, these risk factors are unclear in the UNICEF Conceptual Framework and are difficult to assess. The Link NCA studies in Anse d’Hainault, Haiti and in five counties of Liberia tested two visual scales for maternal workload and external support. The tools enabled exploration of these key themes in the Risk Factor Survey and provided information on prevalence of perceived workload and support. Visual tools should continue to be explored in Link NCA Risk Factor Surveys, particularly regarding maternal stress, social support, and workload.

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