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Considerations for Using Anthropometrics to Determine Modifications for Children

Authors: Bridge, C.
Published: 1st May 2005
Audience: Consumers, Government/NGOs/Peaks, Industry, Librarians/Researchers/Students
ISBN: 1 86487 563 1


A question and answer sheet that aims to clarify the many variables in relation to children's anthropometrics for determining home modifications.

Publication History

1st edition Considerations for Using Anthropometrics to Determine Modifications for Children by Catherine Bridge, May  2005. Reprinted June 2014.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What is the primary health condition and its impact on limb segment proportions, muscle development and range of movement?
  • Have the childs bone epiphysis fused yet and has their growth slowed
    or stopped?
  • To what extent might I be able to accurately predict the child’s body composition and muscle density?
  • What time of day did I take my anthropometric measurements and what activities was this directly after?
  • How regular are my client’s growth cycles?
  • OK... so what does all of this mean?
  • So what do I do with this information?

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