Comparison of three methods for measuring height in rehabilitation inpatients and the impact on body mass index classification: An open prospective study
Karen E McDougall, Alison J Stewart, Alison M Argiriou, Catherine E Huggins, Peter W New
NUTRITION & DIETETICS | WILEY | Published : 2018
AIM: To compare standing height, estimated current height and demi-span estimated height and examine their impact on body mass index (BMI) classification. METHODS: Cross-sectional data was collected on 104 patients admitted to an adult rehabilitation ward and seen by the dietitian. Patient's standing, estimated current height and demi-span estimated height were collected and grouped by age: 19-64 and ≥65 years. RESULTS: The limits of agreement (95% confidence interval) for estimated current height compared with standing height were +9.9 cm and -7.9 cm, in contrast to +8.7 cm and -14.3 cm for demi-span estimated height. Demi-span underestimated height when compared with standing height in bot..View full abstract
Grant support was obtained from the William Angliss (Victoria) Charitable Fund to partially assist with publication of these results.