Inge Van Trimpont

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BACKGROUND Parental reports are often used in large-scale surveys to assess children's body mass index (BMI). Therefore, it is important to know to what extent these parental reports are valid and whether it makes a difference if the parents measured their children's weight and height at home or whether they simply estimated these values. The aim of this(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of parentally reported weight and height values for preschool-aged children (3-7 years of age) in Belgium and the accuracy of BMI classifications using those data. METHODS The subjects were 297 preschool-aged children (157 boys and 140 girls). A questionnaire with questions about height and(More)
This paper investigated the validity of self-reported height and weight of adolescents for the diagnosis of underweight, overweight and obesity and the influence of weighing behaviour on the accuracy. A total of 982 adolescents reported their height, weight, weighing behaviour and eating patterns in a questionnaire. Afterwards, their height and weight were(More)
The results of the anterior approach to the cervical spine for the treatment of fractures and dislocations by arthrodesis and Senegas plate fixation are described. Twenty-two patients underwent a one- or two-level arthrodesis of the cervical spine. Their mean age was 42 years. The injuries were subdivided using the radiological classification described by(More)
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