Growth Monitoring and Promotion in Young Children: Guidelines for the Selection of Methods and…

Paperback | September 1, 1991

byDerrick B. Jelliffe, E. F. Patrice Jelliffe

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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 makeweight-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 weighingscales. 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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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 makeweight-plotting especially difficult. Readers will find ...

D. B. and E. F. P. Jelliffe is at University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health and Medicine.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019505623X

ISBN - 13:9780195056235

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Table of Contents

PART I: Background1. Growth Monitoring for Health Promotion2. Tools for Growth Monitoring3. Varying Circumstances, Varying Systems4. Methods of Growth Assessment5. Alternative Growth Monitoring SystemsPART II: Training in Growth Monitoring6. Selecting a System7. Designing Training8. Some Practical ConsiderationsPART III: Evaluation9. Growth Monitoring System Training ProgramAppendices

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"This work, written by two individuals who have done so much for children in the developing world, nicely summarizes guidelines for the selection of methods and training techniques for growth monitoring. The book is an ideal resource for students and health workers in both developing andhighly-industrialized countries. It can be recommended highly to all." --Journal of Nutritional Education