Title

Development of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on linear growth measurement of children

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

8-1-2011

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Journal of pediatric nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Pediatr Nurs

PubMed ID

21726781

DOI

10.1016/j.pedn.2010.09.002

Abstract

Growth is an important indicator of child health; however, measurements are frequently inaccurate and unreliable. This article reviews the literature on linear growth measurement error and describes methods used to develop and evaluate an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the measurement of recumbent length and stature of infants, children, and adolescents. Systematic methods were used to identify evidence to answer clinical questions about growth measurement. A multidisciplinary team critically appraised and synthesized the evidence to develop clinical practice recommendations using an evidence-based practice rating scheme. The guideline was prospectively evaluated through internal and external reviews and a pilot study to ensure its validity and reliability. Adoption of the clinical practice guideline can improve the accuracy and reliability of growth measurement data.

Keywords

Adolescent, Child, Child Development, Evidence-Based Nursing, Growth/physiology, Humans, Infant, Practice Guidelines as Topic

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Journal of pediatric nursing, 26:4 (2011) pp.312-324. DOI:10.1016/j.pedn.2010.09.002.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1695