[Kinanthropometric nutritional assessment]

Donato M, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001530
Spanish
Original Title: Evaluación cineantropométrica en evaluación nutricional
Authors' recomendations: CONCLUSIONS No evidence comparing kinanthropometry (anthropometry conducted by International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry certified-professionals) versus other methods used for assessing clinical outcomes in a healthy population, a population with some condition or sportspeople has been identified. No evidence on the use of kinanthropometry for screening, identification and follow-up of people with overweight and/or malnutrition, or in the assessment of body changes related to growth and development were identified. Very low-quality evidence does not allow drawing conclusions on the diagnostic performance and effectiveness of kinanthropometry in nutritional assessment of high-performance athletes. However, its use is widespread in Sports Medicine for this type of athletes. Very low-quality evidence does not allow drawing conclusions on the diagnostic performance of kinanthropometry when compared with bioimpedance in physically active young people. No evidence comparing the diagnostic performance of kinanthropometry with other anthropometric assessment method for this population has been identified. The clinical practice guidelines identified do not mention kinanthropometric assessment while all of them recommend conventional assessments for nutritional screening, identification and follow-up of the general population. The guidelines from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and the World Health Organization recommend conventional anthropometric assessments mainly based on body mass index for nutritional assessment of the general population. No health sponsors from Latin America and high-income countries surveyed expressly cover kinanthropometric assessment while all of them include conventional assessments for the general population. In Argentina, no economic studies for this technology have been found; consequently, both its cost-effectiveness and its budget impact are unknown.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2019
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Anthropometry
  • Body Size
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Overweight
  • Body Composition
  • Obesity
Contact
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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