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Improved assessment of child nutritional status using target weights and a novel, low-cost, weight-for-height slide chart

Kerac, M., Seal, A., Blencowe, H. and Bunn, J. (2009) 'Improved assessment of child nutritional status using target weights and a novel, low-cost, weight-for-height slide chart'. Tropical Doctor, Vol 39, Issue 1, pp. 23-26.

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Abstract

Correctly identifying malnourished or at-risk children is the critical first step towards appropriate nutritional interventions. To improve weight-for-height assessment and classification of nutritional status, we present a novel, low-cost, weight-for-height slide chart. We also describe a target weight system for monitoring children's progress towards nutritional recovery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: malnutrition programs Assessment Tools Diagnostic Tools Malnutrition
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine > Medical Climatology > WB 710 Diseases of geographic areas
WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc > Nutrition Disorders > WD 100 General works
WB Practice of Medicine > Diagnosis > General Diagnosis > WB 200 Physical diagnosis (General)
WS Pediatrics > Child Care. Nutrition. Physical Examination > WS 115 Nutritional requirements. Nutrition disorders
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc > Nutrition Disorders > WD 105 Deficiency diseases
WS Pediatrics > By Age Groups > WS 430 Infancy
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1258/td.2008.080096
Depositing User: Pauline Anderson
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 15:03
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 12:59
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/299

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