Measurement tools and indicators for assessing nurturing care for early childhood development: a scoping reviewWhile there has been increasing attention in global public health towards designing and delivering programs, services, and policies to promote nurturing care, measurement has focused more on the components of health and nutrition, with less attention to early learning, responsive caregiving, and safety and security. The authors conducted a scoping review to identify articles that measured at least one nurturing care outcome in a sample of caregivers and/or children under-5 years of age in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study provides a comprehensive review of the current state of measurement of nurturing care. Additional research is needed in order to establish the most optimal measures and indicators for assessing nurturing care, especially for early learning and responsive caregiving.
Authors: Joshua Jeong, Lilia Bliznashka, Eileen Sullivan, Elizabeth Hentschel, Youngkwang Jeon, Kathleen L. Strong, Bernadette Daelmans
Web link: https://journals.plos.org/globalpublichealth/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgph.0000373