LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT

Username
Password
Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Or use your Academic/Social account:

Congratulations!

You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.

Important!

Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Name:
Username:
Password:
Verify Password:
E-mail:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Wright, C.; Avery, A.; Epstein, M.; Birks, E.; Croft, D. (1998)
Publisher: BMJ Group
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: Original Articles
Identifiers:pmc:PMC1717432
A new chart was designed to aid accurate identification of weight faltering and failure to thrive. It provides guidance on the lower limits of expected weight gain for children, whatever their initial centile position. The chart's theoretical basis, the process of its construction, and its evaluation are described in this paper.
 Evaluation was by a self completion questionnaire, where respondents answered questions about a range of standardised growth patterns, plotted on old and new charts. Forty five health visitors, 28 general practitioner principals and registrars, and nine community paediatricians provided 328 chart ratings. These showed that the new format significantly increased the proportion of correctly rated charts (old: 45 (28%); new: 82 (51%)), with the greatest impact in severe cases. This suggests that the new chart improves the precision of judgments made about weight gain in infancy. 


  • No references.
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Download from

Cite this article

Collected from