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The use of calf circumference measurement as an anthropometric tool to monitor nutritional status in elderly inpatients.

Authors
  • Portero-McLellan, K C
  • Staudt, C
  • Silva, F R F
  • Delbue Bernardi, J L
  • Baston Frenhani, P
  • Leandro Mehri, V A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of nutrition health & aging
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2010
Volume
14
Issue
4
Pages
266–270
Identifiers
PMID: 20305992
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study found a positive correlation between calf circumference and nutritional status of assessed patients indicating that this measurement can be used as a complementary tool for monitoring the nutritional status of elderly inpatients.

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