Confiabilidad intraobservador de mediciones antropométricas en niños y adolescentes sudamericanos: Estudio saycare

Translated title of the contribution: Intra-observer reliability of the anthropometric measurements in south american children and adolescents: The saycare study

Estela Skapino, Tara Rendo-Urteaga, Pilar de Miguel-Etayo, Alejandro Estrada-Restrepo, Carlos Alberto Delgado, Keisyanne de Araújo-Moura, Erika Yukari Yanaguihara, Heráclito Barbosa Carvalho, Juan Carlos Aristizábal, Luis Alberto Moreno

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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.

Translated title of the contributionIntra-observer reliability of the anthropometric measurements in south american children and adolescents: The saycare study
Original languageSpanish
Article number02482
Pages (from-to)1109-1115
Number of pages7
JournalNutricion Hospitalaria
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The SAYCARE Study was supported primarily by the Brazilian Government through the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq; proc. 471266/2013-2) and São Paulo State Government through the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP; proc. 2014/11468-6). The SAYCARE Study has also been co-funded by other agencies in the other countries: a) Collaborative Projects Fund (R.D. Nº 501-2015-INSN-DG-OEA) granted by the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, Lima, Peru; b) Sustainability Strategy at the University of Antioquia 2014-2015, Research Group of Social and Economic Determinants of Health and Nutrition, and Demography and Health Research Group at the University of Antio-quia, Medellin, Colombia, and Interuniversity Services Corporation (CIS) from the University of Antioquia; c) Secretary of University Extension and Student Welfare, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and d) European Regional Development Fund (MI-CINN-FEDER) to the GENUD Research Group.

Funding Information:
The General Coordination of SAYCARE received several scholarships to develop the project: a) Estela Skapino received a doctoral scholarship from the Carolina Foundation; b) Full Prof. Luis A. Moreno was given a scholarship as visiting professor from São Paulo Research Foundation-FAPESP (proc. 2015/11406-3); and c) Heráclito B. Carvalho received an advanced scientist scholarship from the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq: proc. 300951/2015-9).

Funding Information:
The SAYCARE Study was supported primarily by the Brazilian Government through the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq; proc. 471266/2013-2) and S?o Paulo State Government through the S?o Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP; proc. 2014/11468-6). The SAYCARE Study has also been co-funded by other agencies in the other countries: a) Collaborative Projects Fund (R.D. N? 501-2015-INSN-DG-OEA) granted by the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Ni?o, Lima, Peru; b) Sustainability Strategy at the University of Antioquia 2014-2015, Research Group of Social and Economic Determinants of Health and Nutrition, and Demography and Health Research Group at the University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, and Interuniversity Services Corporation (CIS) from the University of Antioquia; c) Secretary of University Extension and Student Welfare, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and d) European Regional Development Fund (MI-CINN-FEDER) to the GENUD Research Group. The General Coordination of SAYCARE received several scholarships to develop the project: a) Estela Skapino received a doctoral scholarship from the Carolina Foundation; b) Full Prof. Luis A. Moreno was given a scholarship as visiting professor from S?o Paulo Research Foundation-FAPESP (proc. 2015/11406-3); and c) Her?clito B. Carvalho received an advanced scientist scholarship from the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq: proc. 300951/2015-9).

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