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MSF and HelpAge International are developing a new MUAC tape.
I'm trying to calculate the PABAK for one matrix, but the results found in R are different from those found in WINPEPI. I also used one MACRO in SPSS for this and the results is the same find in the R and different of the WINPEPI. For example:
(1) (2) (3) Total (1) 236 7 2 245
Can you please tell me what is the technique to develop cut off points for MUAC?
Here is an article investigating the performance of visible severe wasting, MUAC, W/H in clinical settings.
The attached (low quality) photograph shows a MUAC strap of the "Shakir Strip" design developed by HelpAge International. The strap is 60 cm long, has a 1 mm graticule, and four colour bands (red = 0 to 22 cm, yellow = 22 to 23 cm, blue = 23 - 24 cm, and green = 24 - 55 cm). The tab reads "MUAC TAPE FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA - Available from HelpAge International".
Can someone tell me in more details about the usefulness of MUAC for height? Can this be used in children > 5yrs to identify SAM?
In our facility-based SAM treatment center, we have observed that over the treatment period, along with the weight, the height of a child increases too. At the end of 8 weeks, when the new W/H z-score is considered, some children still seem to be SAM, even after gaining considerable weight. What is the interpretation?