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Anthropometric measurement standardization for a multicenter nutrition survey in children with spinal muscular atrophy

Bertoli, S; Foppiani, A; De Amicis, R; Leone, A; Mastella, C; Bassano, M; Giaquinto, E; ... Battezzati, A; + view all (2019) Anthropometric measurement standardization for a multicenter nutrition survey in children with spinal muscular atrophy. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 10.1038/s41430-019-0392-2. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disease associated with nutritional status derangement and altered body composition. New drugs are changing the natural history of the disease, so now more than ever is important to focus on the correct assessment of nutritional status in SMA. We implemented a standardization process for the anthropometric measurement as part of our ongoing longitudinal study of growth patterns in SMA patients. It features a procedural manual, included in this communication, observers training and reliability assessment, of which we publish the values obtained in our pilot study. The standardization process was able to produce inter-observer reliability values in agreement with the literature and a procedure manual is now available for multicentre studies of nutritional status and body composition in SMA and possibly other pediatric neuromuscular disorders.

Type: Article
Title: Anthropometric measurement standardization for a multicenter nutrition survey in children with spinal muscular atrophy
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41430-019-0392-2
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-019-0392-2
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Developmental Neurosciences Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10067012
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