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Normative data for handgrip strength in children and adolescents in the Maule Region, Chile: Evaluation based on chronological and biological age
Background: Hand grip strength (HGS) is associated with a number of causes resulting in cardiovascular death, in addition to bone fragility, and the presence of sarcopenia. The goal of our study was to analyze HGS of ...
Reference norms for evaluating maximum expiratory flow of children and adolescents of the Maule Region in Chile
Background: The norms for evaluating the maximum expiratory flow (MEF) usually are developed according to chronological age and height. However, to date, little research has been conducted using reference values that take ...
Waist circumferences of chilean students: Comparison of the CDC-2012 standard and proposed percentile curves
The measurement of waist circumference (WC) is considered to be an important means to control overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. The objectives of the study were to (a) compare the WC measurements of Chilean ...
Physical growth and body adiposity curves in students of the Maule Region (Chile)
Objectives: Physical growth and body adiposity patterns provide relevant information to infer the nutritional and health status of students. Our objectives were (a) to compare the variables of body adiposity and physical ...
Muscle mass in children and adolescents: Proposed equations and reference values for assessment
Objectives: The goal of this study was to develop regression equations to estimate LM with anthropometric variables and to propose percentiles for evaluating by age and sex. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted ...
Validation of an instrument to assess the skill levels of adolescent students to learn knowledge
The objectives of this study were to a)verify the validity and reliability of a scale to assess skill levels to learn content knowledge (SLACK) and b) develop percentile norms to assess the SLACK of adolescent students. ...