Growth Monitoring and Promotion in Young Children

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

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This volume outlines alternative methods of monitoring growth and weight gain, which will be of particular use to workers in Third World countries where the cost of scales as well as illiteracy and cultural differences make weight-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 weighing scales. Many illustrations help clarify the material presented in the text, making this book useful in the classroom as well as in the field.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 155.7 x 234.95 x 10.16mm | 231.33g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line illustrations and tables throughout
  • 019505623X
  • 9780195056235

Table of contents

PART I: BACKGROUND: Growth monitoring for health promotion; Tools for growth monitoring; Varying circumstances, varying systems; Methods of growth assessment; Alternative growth monitoring systems; PART II. TRAINING IN GROWTH MONITORING: Selecting a system; Designing training; Some practical considerations; PART III: EVALUATION: Growth monitoring system training programme; Appendices.show more