Comparison of body composition assessment methods in breast cancer survivors.

  title={Comparison of body composition assessment methods in breast cancer survivors.},
  author={Claudio Battaglini and Fiona Leigh Naumann and Diane G Groff and Edgar W. Shields and Anthony Carl Hackney and Jeffrey M. Peppercorn},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={38 4},
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine and compare the reliability of four body composition methods commonly used in assessing breast cancer survivors. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING A rehabilitation facility at a university-based comprehensive cancer center in the southeastern United States. SAMPLE 14 breast cancer survivors aged 40-71 years. METHODS Body fat (BF) percentage was estimated via bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA), air displacement plethysmography (ADP), and skinfold thickness… CONTINUE READING

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