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Reliability and accuracy of anthropometry performed by community health workers among infants under 6months in rural Kenya

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Objective To assess the inter-observer variability and accuracy of Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) and weight-for-length Z score (WFLz) among infants aged <6months performed by community health workers (CHWs) in Kilifi District, Kenya. Methods A cross-sectional repeatability study estimated inter-observer variation and accuracy of measurements initially undertaken by an expert anthropometrist, nurses and public health technicians. Then, after training, 18 CHWs (three at each of six site...

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Prentice, AM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Tropical Medicine and International Health
Volume:
17
Issue:
5
Pages:
622-629
Publication date:
2012-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:8615519e-65a8-4879-9bf6-28963cb1018e
Source identifiers:
329433
Local pid:
pubs:329433

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