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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621672
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Bibliographic Review About Anthropometric Measurements in Mother-Child Dyads
Author(s):
Ojeda, Rubi Chantal Casco; Alducin, Monserrat Morales; Alba-Alba, Corina M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rubi Chantal Casco Ojeda, Professional Experience: Mexican nursing undergraduate student of 7th semester at Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Practice experience in fundamentals of nursing, surgery nursing, midwifery nursing, pediatric nursing, geriatric nursing and psychiatric nursing. Author Summary: Mexican Student of Nursing. Professional interests are Neurology, Cardiology, Geriatrics and Public Health. Research interests are Non-communicable Diseases, Child Feeding. Currently working on the thesis to obtain a bachelor's degree.
Abstract:

Purpose:

Anthropometric techniques are diverse and they do require skilled levels in order to be executed. It is important for the nursing workforce to know about the most practical anthropometric techniques to be applied at community or research interventions, especially when mother-child dyads are assessed to know the relationship between Body Mass Index of both. Anthropometric measurements of mother-child dyads are useful in clinics or research, as alterations can be detected on time for preventing health-related issues. Therefore, the objective of this research is to identify the most practical, reliable, and precise anthropometric indicators for mother-child dyads.

Methods:

A systematic research at the Scielo, nursery index, EBSCO, and PubMed databases was carried out using the following keywords: anthropometric, child, mother, and Boolean operators ("AND", "OR", and "NOT"). Retrieving articles published in the last five years, a total of 277 articles were obtained. After that, 200 outstanding titles were chosen; then, the summaries without key information for the research were dismissed; consequently, the whole texts were read and 150 articles, either in English or Spanish, were chosen. Finally, 50 of the most accurate articles related to the information of the mother-child dyads' anthropometric measurements were selected for this literature review.

Results:

50 articles from Brazil, Spain, China, Colombia, Venezuela, and Cuba were retrieved. It was found out that the main anthropometric measurements used to evaluate children were weight, height, waist circumference, and BMI (according to OMS BMI calculator and classification for male and female children); and to evaluate the mother, they were BMI (according to weight/height2 formula) and waist circumference. However, a few of them measure skinfold, hip-waist relationship and brachial folds for children and mothers, but these techniques need high trained and standardized skills.

On the other hand, it was found out that manual bio-impedance is not advisable as an interchangeable method for children and adolescents. The BMI and bioelectrical impedance are the ideal indicators to detect symptomless disorders. In fact, the price and special indications in procedures for bioelectrical impedance made this tool less convenient for practical purposes and, besides, enough articles investigating the convenience of every anthropometry technique were not found.

Conclusion:

As yet, it has not been found enough information that points out the specific relationship of anthropometric registers among mother and child dyads. The BMI and waist circumference are considered the most practical anthropometric measurements in both child and mothers. Such measurements can be applied by nurses for clinical or research purposes. Finally, it was concluded that the anthropometric measurements must be individualized according to each clinical or research purpose.

Keywords:
Anthropometric; Children; mother
Repository Posting Date:
6-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
6-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST644
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleBibliographic Review About Anthropometric Measurements in Mother-Child Dyadsen_US
dc.contributor.authorOjeda, Rubi Chantal Cascoen
dc.contributor.authorAlducin, Monserrat Moralesen
dc.contributor.authorAlba-Alba, Corina M.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsRubi Chantal Casco Ojeda, Professional Experience: Mexican nursing undergraduate student of 7th semester at Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Practice experience in fundamentals of nursing, surgery nursing, midwifery nursing, pediatric nursing, geriatric nursing and psychiatric nursing. Author Summary: Mexican Student of Nursing. Professional interests are Neurology, Cardiology, Geriatrics and Public Health. Research interests are Non-communicable Diseases, Child Feeding. Currently working on the thesis to obtain a bachelor's degree.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621672-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>Anthropometric techniques are diverse and they do require skilled levels in order to be executed. It is important for the nursing workforce to know about the most practical anthropometric techniques to be applied at community or research interventions, especially when mother-child dyads are assessed to know the relationship between Body Mass Index of both. Anthropometric measurements of mother-child dyads are useful in clinics or research, as alterations can be detected on time for preventing health-related issues. Therefore, the objective of this research is to identify the most practical, reliable, and precise anthropometric indicators for mother-child dyads.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>A systematic research at the Scielo, nursery index, EBSCO, and PubMed databases was carried out using the following keywords: anthropometric, child, mother, and Boolean operators ("AND", "OR", and "NOT"). Retrieving articles published in the last five years, a total of 277 articles were obtained. After that, 200 outstanding titles were chosen; then, the summaries without key information for the research were dismissed; consequently, the whole texts were read and 150 articles, either in English or Spanish, were chosen. Finally, 50 of the most accurate articles related to the information of the mother-child dyads' anthropometric measurements were selected for this literature review.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>50 articles from Brazil, Spain, China, Colombia, Venezuela, and Cuba were retrieved. It was found out that the main anthropometric measurements used to evaluate children were weight, height, waist circumference, and BMI (according to OMS BMI calculator and classification for male and female children); and to evaluate the mother, they were BMI (according to weight/height2 formula) and waist circumference. However, a few of them measure skinfold, hip-waist relationship and brachial folds for children and mothers, but these techniques need high trained and standardized skills.</p> <p>On the other hand, it was found out that manual bio-impedance is not advisable as an interchangeable method for children and adolescents. The BMI and bioelectrical impedance are the ideal indicators to detect symptomless disorders. In fact, the price and special indications in procedures for bioelectrical impedance made this tool less convenient for practical purposes and, besides, enough articles investigating the convenience of every anthropometry technique were not found.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>As yet, it has not been found enough information that points out the specific relationship of anthropometric registers among mother and child dyads. The BMI and waist circumference are considered the most practical anthropometric measurements in both child and mothers. Such measurements can be applied by nurses for clinical or research purposes. Finally, it was concluded that the anthropometric measurements must be individualized according to each clinical or research purpose.</p>en
dc.subjectAnthropometricen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectmotheren
dc.date.available2017-07-06T13:50:11Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-06-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-06T13:50:11Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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