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Comparative pilot study of anthropometric measurements in standing position between the grid template and the anthropometer Harpenden

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Alejandro Labrador Parra ,
Alejandro Labrador Parra

Facultad Ingeniería, Universidad Central de Venezuela. Núcleo Armando Mendoza. Aragua, Venezuela

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Evelin Escalona ,
Evelin Escalona

University of Carabobo, Faculty of Health Sciences, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Public Health. Aragua, Venezuela

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Omaira Gollo ,
Omaira Gollo

Director(E) of Research in Biological Sciences of FUNDACREDESA. Caracas, Venezuela

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Abstract

Introduction: Anthropometric dimensions allow the world of work to adapt the means and the workplace to the workers' characteristics and improve their jobs. It is necessary to have alternatives to carry out anthropometric measurements, given the costs of measuring instruments and the limited availability of such instruments in occupational health and safety services.
Aim: To compare standing anthropometric measurements using anthropometric tables versus the Harpenden anthropometer.
Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out with a population of 26 workers (11 men and 15 women). The following measurements were taken in a standing position with the anthropometric tables and the Holtain Harpenden anthropometer: height, shoulder height, height at the middle finger, and length of the upper limb, using the Student's t-hypothesis test to compare both measurements.
Results: The values of the anthropometric variables measured by both the anthropometric tables and the Harpenden anthropometer did not present significant statistical differences, both in men and women.
Conclusions: The pilot test showed that using anthropometric tables in anthropometric studies constitutes a low-cost alternative.

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Labrador Parra A, Escalona E, Gollo O. Comparative pilot study of anthropometric measurements in standing position between the grid template and the anthropometer Harpenden. Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation / Rehabilitacion Interdisciplinaria [Internet]. 2023 Jul. 20 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];3:48. Available from: https://ri.saludcyt.ar/index.php/ri/article/view/48

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