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A Beckingham

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8 Aug 2018, 11:59

Does anyone know of any resources/research exploring the sensitivity of using visible wasting and visible indicators rather than measurements in screening for malnutrition?
How many children were missed using this "method"?

Mark Myatt

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11 Aug 2018, 11:58

See this article for a discussion and review of SAM case-definitions. Table 1 shows a generally agreed framework for judging the suitability of different case-detection procedures fro different applications. Visible wasting does badly when tested against this framework (because it is neither objective or quantitative.

I hope this is of some use.

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