The Cutoff Point of Mid-Upper Arm Circumference in the Supine Position to Detect Malnutrition in Patients with Cancer

Fathiyyatul Khaira, Diyah Eka Andayani, Fiastuti Witjaksono

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Abstract

This study aimed to establish a cutoff point for detecting malnutrition for mid-upper arm circumference in the supine position. Data were collected from patients (n = 207) by medical records and anthropometric measurements. The cutoff point of the mid-upper arm circumference was obtained from the receiver operating characteristic curve and the highest Youden index. It was found that there is an agreement between mid-upper arm circumference in the standing and supine positions. The mid-upper arm circumference has a strong and significant correlation to body mass index. The mid-upper arm circumference of less than 23.4 cm can be used as an alternative measurement to body mass index for detecting malnutrition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-32
Number of pages9
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Body mass index
  • Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Mid-upper arm circumference

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