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The effect of posture on body circumferences in older adults

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Abstract:

Standards for anthropometrical assessment define that measurements must be carried out with the subject in the standing position, although this is not always possible. The effect of body position on girth measurement has not been evaluated, even though this issue is clinically relevant because it may bias nutritional assessment results. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of body position and symmetry on girth measurement.

Keywords: anthropometry; body position; girths; nutritional assessment; older adults

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12093

Publication date: 2014-02-01

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