ABase: A tool for the rapid assessment of anthropometric measurements on handheld computers

Zankl, Andreas and Molinari, Luciano (2003) ABase: A tool for the rapid assessment of anthropometric measurements on handheld computers. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 121A 2: 146-150.


Author Zankl, Andreas
Molinari, Luciano
Title ABase: A tool for the rapid assessment of anthropometric measurements on handheld computers
Journal name American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-8628
0148-7299
Publication date 2003-08-30
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ajmg.a.20185
Volume 121A
Issue 2
Start page 146
End page 150
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hoboken, N. J., U.S.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject 110311 Medical Genetics (excl. Cancer Genetics)
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract Anthropometry is widely recognized as an important method in the evaluation of dysmorphic children. Nevertheless, it has never gained widespread clinical use. We believe that this has mainly practical reasons: appropriate growth charts are not readily available at the bedside or in clinic and taking multiple measurements and plotting them into corresponding growth charts is a time-consuming task. Here we describe a computer program that overcomes both problems: ABase compares entered anthropometric measurements to a database of age- and sex-matched reference values, calculates the centile rank and displays the result either as text or as a digitized growth chart. The program runs on small handheld computers that can easily be carried around in a shirt pocket. © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Keyword dysmorphology
anthropometry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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