1. The potential errors for body mass index (BMI) is that the measurement does not separate how much weight is fat or lean body mass. For example, a muscular person could have a higher BMI but more muscle mass and could be falsely described as obese. Some potential errors in a waist to hip ratio depends on the individual. An individual may be pear shaped, which are people that have a larger hip compared to waist. In addition, an individual who has an apple shaped body, which are people that have a larger waist compared to hip. This can decrease the validity of the waist to hip ratio because an individual may have a higher number on either the waist or hip depending on the body shape.
2. The risk stratifications for body mass index (BMI) is …show more content…
The measurements between the evaluators were similar numbers with all measurements within 2mm. The skinfold measurement turned out to be reproducible because the numbers between the evaluators were less than 2mm difference for all measurements. This suggests the skinfold measure can be reliable because the measurement could be reproduced between different evaluators. However, the reliability from the results in table 1 may not correlate with the skill required to obtain and separate the adipose tissue from the muscle.
2. The potential sources of error for a skinfold measurement are the evaluator may not obtain just the adipose tissue but part of the muscle as well, which will decrease accuracy. Also, the evaluator may not obtain all of the adipose tissue present, which will decrease accuracy of measurements as …show more content…
The most reliable body composition measurements would be body mass index and waist to hip ratio because it can be reproduced easily between individuals with small amounts of error since the body composition measurement is decisive numbers (weight, height, waist circumference and hip circumference). While the skinfold measurement would be the least reliable of the three measurements because the reliability would depend on the skill of the evaluator and whether the evaluator can separate adipose tissue from muscle accurately. On the other hand, the skinfold test would be the most valid within the body composition measurements since body composition is used to determine percentage of fat and muscle within an individual. Therefore, the skin fold measurements are used to determine body fat percentage while body mass index is used to create definitions of overweight and obesity. Also, waist to hip ratio would not be as valid because it is used to correlate with an increase in heart attack, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and gallbladder disease compared to measuring body
Therefore we then could have used inaccurate quantities when determining our answer. Another source of error that could have happened would be failure to account for a factor. An example of this would be station number four. To determine the weight of the board we used a leaning tower which had a “hidden” weight.
Recommendations • Continuous patient education should be incorporated in to clinical activities at all clinic locations. This is to enlighten patients on the activities that can adversely affect the accuracy of body composition estimation, when carried out just before visit to the clinics. This will help in maintaining industrial standard. • Specialists taking the body composition estimation should be trained on the importance of adhering strictly to the acceptable protocols of patients check-in and preparation for body composition estimation.
Provide a rationale for your answer. The statistics calculated to describe the BMI in the study was the t statistic. This was appropriate because there were two different sample standard deviations for two samples, plus no population standard deviation. 3.
1.Identify the problem being addressed and is it a new problem or a well known problem? There are a variety of wearable sensors like location beacons, accelerometers, cameras, and physiological sensors. But then, there is a need to develop a single device that can monitor a wealth of activities. Secondly, there is a need to develop tools and techniques for continuously sensing user activities of interest, in order to develop a variety of truly ubiquitous computing applications.
A. We found that measuring the length of the table was difficult because it was longer than the two-meter stick. To measure the table we used the two-meter stick and a meter stick together. Overall I believe the measurement was slightly less accurate because we had to check three points, the ends of the table and where the two-meter and one-meter sticks met. B. Measuring the height of the our partner was difficult due to his rounded head, to overcome this a flat
i. Inspect for Skin Integrity Check skin integrity, especially carefully in pressure point areas (e.g., sacrum, hips, elbows). If any skin break- down is noted, use a scale to document the degree of skin breakdown. ii. Inspect for Lesions Observe the skin surface to detect abnormalities If you observe a lesion, note its location, distribution, and conﬁguration. -SKIN
Death: a reality that rarely crosses people 's mind, with a major exception being when one crosses the threshold of an operating room. The operating room holds a special terror for both patients and their family members. For the patients, they must face the possibility that they could fall into an eternal slumber, and for the family members, they must recognize the fact that their beloved has a chance of not surviving. It is even more agonizing when a new procedure like the anterior approach hip replacement fails to uphold its reputation: one as a new, innovated technique meant to improve the quality of life, not destroy it. The mortality rate for the anterior approach hip replacement is far too devastating considering the fact that the posterior
Reasons that can contribute to an inaccurate vital reading are overall sign reading. And some of the reasons to that is not understanding the right way to take vital sign or how to follow the right procedure. Being a Medical Assistant means having a lot in our plate, an can mean that we might have a lot of errors. Most common errors that are introduced by a medical assistant are vital signs. Either the MA was not well trained on taking blood pressure or has trouble understanding it.
Almost half of a human 's body weight is composed of muscle. There are three distinct types of muscle tissue: cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, and smooth muscle. Each of the muscle tissues have different structures, properties, characteristics, and roles in our body. Properties of muscle tissues include excitability, contractility, extensibility, and elasticity. Contractility is the ability to shorten, which causes movement of the structures to which the muscles are attached.
Part I: In 250 words or less, express your motivations for choosing Kinesiology as a major and how it relates to your future goals. I have wanted to pursue a career in the medical field since I was a child. In high school, this passion was put to the test after I suffered a bilateral hip injury that made mundane tasks like going up stairs, getting dressed, or even standing a painful and taxing ordeal. I was advised to quit all physical activity by my team of doctors, but as a three sport athlete for me that was not an option.
The reason for this is that fact that my weight is to high for my height. If you look at my BMI you would see that I am over by a lot, but one thing that this assessment does not account for is the fact that I work out every day. Muscle weighs more than fat and usually throws off numbers for
Everyone has their own idea of a healthy body. That also means everyone sees their own body in a different way. Thus everyone deals with discomfort and or dislikes of their body image in a different way as well. In the article “My soul to Keep, My Weight to Lose” by Alice Randall and the article “One May Explains Why He Swears by Wearing Spanx” by Kevin Fanning the authors talk of how they view and feel about their body in respect to their weight. By reading and analysing them I will be able to compare their views and come to a decision on which author I believe describes their body with the healthiest view.
The measurement is most functional in calculating overweight or obesity at population-level for both sexes across entire adults ages; withal, the level of body fat varies among individuals; however, overweight and obesity calculation does not measure the body fat and muscle mass directly (WHO,2012). 3. Double-Edged Sword: malnutrition and obesity trends Based on 2016 data, young people (aged 5-19years) went from 1% of obese to 6% (girls) and 8% (boys. Alarmingly, 41 million under 5 years of age children were also reported to be overweight (WHO,2017).
Adult women tend to carry more fat around her hips, waist, breasts, and buttocks which creates a "pear" body shape. 2. Adult men tend to carry more fat around his abdomen, chest, and buttocks which creates a rounder, "apple" body shape. Some facts about fat cells: • The sex hormones testosterone and estrogen play a significant role in where fat is stored on the body. • During the last trimester of pregnancy, fat cells are formed in the fetus and then later on when puberty starts and our sex hormones are more present •