Mental health of the mothers of malnourished children.

  title={Mental health of the mothers of malnourished children.},
  author={C T de Miranda and Gustavo Turecki and Jair de Jesus Mari and S{\'e}rgio Baxter Andreoli and M A Marcolim and Samuel Goihman and Rodolfo Puccini and Brian L. Strom and Jesse A Berlin},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={25 1},
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to measure the association between protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) in children and their mothers' mental health, in a low income area in the city of Embú, São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS A case-control study was performed. Cases were 60 moderately and severely malnourished children (Gomez criteria) selected from two primary health care units. Controls consisted of 45 eutrophic children attending the same units. The main outcome measure was for the… CONTINUE READING