More than numbers: The biology of complex interventions

“Yes” said the slightly cross voice, clearly meaning ‘no’, not ‘yes’ … “Yes, I can see how that might be nice to know, but what we actually care about is ‘does handing out the information sheets actually get the parents to do the right thing?’ ” [A mildly fictionalised account of a research group encounter] Sometimes it’s tricky to […]

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Child Well-being

We, the child health community, are proud to focus on ‘well-being’ much more than numerical things, like fractional shortening, GFR or HbA1c*. In a recent discussion, it was identified that there has been a sociological academic discussion on looking at how interventions in childhood are more about well-becoming rather than well-being. Which intrigued me … […]

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