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Intra-observer reliability of the anthropometric measurements in South American children and adolescents: the SAYCARE Study

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Author(s):
Skapino, Estela [1, 2] ; Rendo-Urteaga, Tara [3, 1, 4] ; de Miguel-Etayo, Pilar [1, 5, 6] ; Estrada-Restrepo, Alejandro [7] ; Alberto Delgado, Carlos [8, 9, 10] ; de Araujo-Moura, Keisyanne [11] ; Yanaguihara, Erika Yukari [12] ; Carvalho, Heraclito Barbosa [3] ; Carlos Aristizabal, Juan [13] ; Alberto Moreno, Luis [1, 5, 6]
Total Authors: 10
Affiliation:
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[1] Univ Zaragoza, Growth Exercise Nutr & Dev GENUD Res Grp, Zaragoza - Spain
[2] Univ Republica, Escuela Nutr, Montevideo - Uruguay
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Prevent Med, Youth Child Cardiovasc Risk & Environm Res Grp, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Isabel I, Fac Ciencias Salud, Burgos - Spain
[5] Inst Salud Carlos III, CIBER Fisiopatol Obesidad & Nutr CIBERobn, Madrid - Spain
[6] Univ Zaragoza, Inst Invest Sanitaria Aragon IIS Aragon, IA2, Zaragoza - Spain
[7] Univ Antioquia, Sch Nutr & Dietet, Demog & Hlth Res Grp, Medellin - Colombia
[8] Inst Nacl Salud Nino, Lima - Peru
[9] Univ Nacl Mayor San Marcos, Sch Med, Dept Pediat, Lima - Peru
[10] Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, CIDIS, Ctr Invest Salud Materna & Infantil MAMAWAWA, Lima - Peru
[11] Univ Fed Piaui, Ctr Hlth Sci, DOMEN Metab Dis Exercise & Nutr Res Grp, Teresina - Brazil
[12] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[13] Univ Antioquia, Sch Nutr & Dietet, Grp Physiol & Biochem Res PHYSIS, Medellin - Colombia
Total Affiliations: 13
Document type: Journal article
Source: NUTRICION HOSPITALARIA; v. 36, n. 5, p. 1109-1115, SEP-OCT 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Introduction: the South American Youth/Child Cardiovascular and Environmental (SAYCARE) feasibility study aims to develop valid and reliable indicators to investigate health-related behavior and nutritional status in children and adolescents. Anthropometric measurements are one of the evaluated indicators in the study. The accuracy of the anthropometric data is very important and relies in the quality of the measurements. Objective: to describe the intra-observer reliability of ten anthropometric measurements: weight, height, circumferences (neck, arm, waist, hip) and skinfolds (triceps, subscapular, biceps and suprailiac) of children and adolescents from six South American cities: Lima, Medellin, Montevideo, Santiago, San Pablo and Teresina. Methods: prior to the study, fieldworkers from the seven centers participated in central training to ensure the application of standardized procedures in the anthropometric measurements. Intra-observer precision, technical error of measurement (TEM) and coefficient of reliability (R) were estimated for each measurement. Results: reliability of weight and height was above 99% in almost all cities. TEM for skinfold thickness was below 1.4 mm in children and 2.13 mm in adolescents, while reliability was above 95% in most of the skinfold measurements. TEM for circumferences was below 1.8 cm in children and 0.64 cm in adolescents, while reliability was above 99% in almost all circumferences. Conclusions: reliability of the anthropometric measurements in this study was high. In comparison with similar European or American studies, the reliability of the measurements taken in our study was, in most cases, similar or even higher. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/11468-6 - Design and implementation of the SAYCARE Study: South American Youth/Child Cardiovascular and Environmental Study
Grantee:Heraclito Barbosa de Carvalho
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/11406-3 - SAYCARE study: South American youth/child cardiovascular and environmental study
Grantee:Heraclito Barbosa de Carvalho
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International