Tipton 2012 Nursing

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Tipton PH, Aigner MJ, Finto D, Haislet JA, Pehl L, Sanford P, Williams M (2012) Consider the accuracy of height and weight measurements. Nursing 42:50-2.

» PMID: 22531077, Open Access

Tipton PH, Aigner MJ, Finto D, Haislet JA, Pehl L, Sanford P, Williams M (2012) Nursing

Abstract: NURSES AND OTHER healthcare providers use thousands of diagnostic tests to support decisions about care delivery. Even though increasingly sensitive, accurate, and sophisticated diagnostic tests are available, obtaining basic, established measurements such as height and weight is still important. Inaccurate measurements can have profound effects on patient outcomes.

This article highlights patient care implications associated with accurate and consistent height and weight measurements in adults. Using case studies, we explore potential clinical implications of documenting height and weight inaccurately.

Bioblast editor: Gnaiger E

Self-reported measurements

'men overestimated their height by 1/2 to 3/4 inch (1.3 to 1.9 cm) and the women by 1/5 to 1/2 inch (0.5 to 1.3 cm). Men overestimated their weight by up to 1 pound (0.45 kg) and women underestimated their weight by up to 3 pounds (1.4 kg)'.


Labels: MiParea: Exercise physiology;nutrition;life style 


Organism: Human 

Preparation: Intact organism 




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