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What are the nine sites of skin fold measurements? Chest, subscapular, midaxillary, suprailiac, abdominal, triceps, biceps, thigh, and calf
What is the direction of fold for the chest? Diagonal
What is the direction of fold for the subscapular? Oblique
What is the direction of fold for the midaxillary? Vertical
What is the direction of fold for the suprailiac? Diagonal
What is the direction of fold for the abdominal? Vertical
What is the direction of fold for the triceps? Vertical (midline)
What is the direction of fold for the biceps? Vertical (midline)
What is the direction of fold for the thigh? Vertical (midline)
What is the direction of fold for the calf? Vertical (medial aspect)
What is the anatomical reference for chest? Axilla and nipple
What is the anatomical reference for subscapular? Vertebral border and inferior angle of scapula
What is the anatomical reference for midaxillary? Xiphoid process of sternum
What is the anatomical reference for suprailiac? Iliac crest
What is the anatomical reference for abdominal? Umbilicus
What is the anatomical reference for triceps? Acromial process of scapula and olecranon process of ulna
What is the anatomical reference for biceps? Biceps brachii
What is the anatomical reference for thigh? Inguinal crease and patella
What is the anatomical reference for calf? Maximal calf circumference
How is the measurement taken for the chest? ½ the distance between the anterior axillary line and nipple for men and 1/3 of this difference for women
How is the measurement taken for the subscapular? On diagonal line coming from the vertebral border, 1-2 cm below the inferior angle
How is the measurement taken for the midaxillary? Taken at level of Xiphoid process along the midaxillary line
How is the measurement taken for the suprailiac? Taken diagonally above the iliac crest along the anterior axillary line
How is the measurement taken for the abdominal? Taken vertically 2 cm lateral to the umbilicus
How is the measurement taken for the triceps? Distance between lateral projection of acromial process and inferior margin of olecranon process is measure on lateral aspect of arm with elbow flexed 90. Midpoint is marked on lateral side of arm. Fold is lifted 1 cm above marked line on post aspect of
How is the measurement taken for the site biceps? Fold is lifted over belly of biceps brachii at the level marked for the triceps and on line with anterior border of the acromial process and the antecubital fossa. Caliper is applied 1 cm below fingers.
How is the measurement taken for the site thigh? Fold is lifted on anterior aspect of the thigh midway between inguinal crease and proximal border of patella. Body weight is shifted to left food and caliper is applied 1 cm below fingers
How is the measurement taken for the calf? Fold is lifted at level of maximal calf circumference on medial aspect of calf with knee and hip flexed to 90
What are the three things you need to know about a site? Direction of fold, anatomical reference, and measurement
Which side should the skin fold measurements be taken on? Right side of body
How do you grasp the skin? Firmly between thumb and index finger of left hand. Lift the fold 1 cm above site to be measured
What is the equation for BMI? wt in kg/ ht in meters sqared
How do you convert lbs into kg? divide by 2.2
How do you convert inches to meters? multiply by .0254
Created by: Kayerenee