Estimates of body weight of long-term care clients

Miin-Jye Wen, L. Yeh, H. M L Chin, T. Mei, C. H. Chen, H. T J Chen

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Objective: Long-term care (LTC) clients are usually bed-ridden, have poor mobility and are unable to perform activities of daily living. To measure body weight (Weight) of LTC clients is difficult in diverse settings. Patients and Methods: In order to estimate LTC clients' Weight, we selected five nursing homes and measured the residents' Weight, hip circumference (HC), mid-upper arm circumference (MAC), and knee height (KH). Data were analyzed with SAS, Minitab and Statistica computer software. Results: Rigorous statistic analysis helped us select the best equation for estimating LTC clients' Weight as follow: Male = -33.420 + 0.793HC + 0.791MAC (R2=0.841); Female = -37.187 + 0.745HC + 0.831MAC (R2=0.843). The second best equation for estimating Weight was as follows: Male = -33.813 + 1.032HC (R2=0.804); Female = -42.673 + 1.059HC (R2=0.796). Conclusions: For LTC clients, we can use HC and MAC to estimate their body weight.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Long-Term Care
Body Weight
Weights and Measures
Hip
Arm
Body Weights and Measures
Activities of Daily Living
Nursing Homes
Knee
Software

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Wen, M-J., Yeh, L., Chin, H. M. L., Mei, T., Chen, C. H., & Chen, H. T. J. (2000). Estimates of body weight of long-term care clients. Tzu Chi Medical Journal, 12(4), 259-265.
Wen, Miin-Jye ; Yeh, L. ; Chin, H. M L ; Mei, T. ; Chen, C. H. ; Chen, H. T J. / Estimates of body weight of long-term care clients. In: Tzu Chi Medical Journal. 2000 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 259-265.
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Wen, M-J, Yeh, L, Chin, HML, Mei, T, Chen, CH & Chen, HTJ 2000, 'Estimates of body weight of long-term care clients', Tzu Chi Medical Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 259-265.

Estimates of body weight of long-term care clients. / Wen, Miin-Jye; Yeh, L.; Chin, H. M L; Mei, T.; Chen, C. H.; Chen, H. T J.

In: Tzu Chi Medical Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2000, p. 259-265.

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