Standardization of Research-Quality Anthropometric Measurement of Infants and Implementation in a Multicenter Study

Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Aug;8(4):330-3. doi: 10.1111/cts.12283. Epub 2015 Jun 5.


Malnutrition is one of the earliest clinical manifestations of cystic fibrosis (CF) and is associated with poorer pulmonary and cognitive outcomes and survival later in life. Infant growth can be a responsive measure for clinical research in this age group if obtained and characterized accurately. We report here the methods to standardize and implement research-quality anthropometric measurement of infants with cystic fibrosis in the Baby Observational Nutrition Study multicenter trial.

Keywords: anthropometrics; cystic fibrosis; infants; methodology; nutrition.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / standards
  • Body Height*
  • Body Weight*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology*
  • Head / anatomy & histology
  • Humans
  • Infant