Growth monitoring and promotion in young children: guidelines for the selection of methods and training techniques
Oxford University Press, 1990 - Business & Economics - 134 pages
This new volume outlines methods of monitoring growth and weight gain, an essential clinical service. The alternative methods described here will be of particular use to workers in Third World countries where the cost of scales as well as illiteracy and cultural differences make weight-plotting especially difficult. Readers will find outlines of such innovative methods as the use of arm growth tape, simplified techniques of weight plotting, and helpful algorithms for decision-making. Among the book's appendices is a point system for comparative evaluation of weighing scales. Many illustrations help clarify the material presented in the text, making this book valuable in the classroom as well as in the field.
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Growth Monitoring for Health Promotion
Tools for Growth Monitoring
Varying Circumstances Varying Systems
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Abbatt action activities appropriate arm circumference assessment babies breastfeeding Bubble Chart child's growth circumstances clinic color community health workers countries cultural decision diagrams diarrhea diet discussion evaluation facilitator feasible feeding Figure focus group growth chart growth failure growth line growth monitoring system Hendrata home visiting inadequate weight gain increase indicated Indonesia infants infections interpreting involved Jelliffe & Jelliffe Kenya less technically developed malnourished malnutrition measurements meeting methods modification Morley mothers mt tm normal numbers of children nutrition education ooooo ooooo ooooo oral rehydration salts participants plotting points porridge practical primary health problems recording reference risk factors Rohde serial weighing slope subtasks suggested symptoms Table TALC scale tape tare task analysis tempeh tm mt tm tm tm trainers understanding UNICEF unsatisfactory growth usually vary village weaning food weighing scales weight chart weight graph young children Zerfas