Cultural Adaptation of Care for Child Development Education Program for implementation in Pakistan for Children at Risk of Mental Underdevelopment


This study will conduct focus groups with Pakistani women who are pregnant or have children under 3 years of age. They will be asked about the viability and cultural acceptability of the Care for Child Development materials (i.e., manual, activities, handouts) if it were to be implemented within Pakistan. The mothers will also be asked about their own early childcare practices. This information is being requested to assist the research team in adapting the intervention to
mothers in Pakistan.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Female

Eligible ages: 18 to 50

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1) Women who self-identify as being of Pakistani heritage and who immigrated from Pakistan after the age of 12.
2) Pregnant women or women with children under the age of 3.

Exclusion criteria:

1) Women who immigrated from Pakistan before the age of 12.
2) Women of Pakistani Heritage with no children or children aged 4 years and older.


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Interested individuals should email Dr. Deborah Dewey at for further information regarding the project.

Principal investigator:

Deborah Maryanne Dewey

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