2019年04月30日

IMPORTANCE OF GETTING ACCURATE READINGS


When taking any anthropometric measurements (weight, height, waist and hip circumference, Muac), accurate reading is a must.

Such measurements are used to determine the health status of an individual which in turn is used by medical specialists in order to improve or maintain on their health status. 

Nutritionists use such measurement to determine the nutrition status of an individual and thereafter categorize if the individual is undernourished, healthy or over nourished.

This assists the nutrition specialist in encouraging the healthy individual to continue with the good nutrition practices in order to maintain their nutrition status.

They also assist in offering nutrition advice to the overweight individual on how to reduce and maintain a healthy weight.

This knowledge also helps in the prescription of food supplement to the undernourished as well as nutrition counselling on the need to improve on their nutrition status.


When all these are observed, it means each individual will get maximum assistant from the nutrition department thus improving the overall health of all citizens.


Pauline



                            


posted by resultsjp at 14:21| Comment(3) | 情報
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シコさんのような栄養士の方がもっと増えて、草の根レベルでフォローアップができる体制ができるといいですね
Posted by ことり at 2019年04月30日 19:12
MUACとは、Mid-UpperArm Circumstances、上腕周囲径とのことです。6か月から5歳までの子供の上腕を図ることで栄養不良のチェックをするようです。緑、黄色、赤の3種類の色のテープを巻いて、緑なら栄養良好とするといった指標となっているようです。国際保健分野で知らないことが多すぎて逆に恥ずかしい限りです。
Posted by ひら at 2019年05月04日 12:06
理科の授業で測り方を習ったことを思い出しました。当時は特に感じませんでしたが、そういったことが重要なのですね。
Posted by しん at 2019年05月07日 08:22
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