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Patient weighing: standardisation and measurement

21 March 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Identification of patients with specific nutritional needs requires the use of appropriate weighing systems. The introduction of the Non-Automated Weighing...

A weight on their minds

13 September 2005

Nursing Standard

General Article

Annual weight and height measurements taken in schools have been recommended as part of the drive to reduce childhood obesity. But with few school nurses to carry...

The right measure

10 January 2006

Nursing Standard


obesity has been calculated traditionally by body mass index, but measuring waist circumference might be a more accurate way of identifying people at risk of...

Why size matters

16 January 2007

Nursing Standard


Women who are obese have higher risks of complications during pregnancy than their non-obese counterparts, reinforcing the need for health professionals to get...

Measurement of obesity in children

26 August 2014

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The prevalence of obesity in childhood has been increasing dramatically worldwide in recent years. It is associated with cardiovascular disease, hypertension,...

Examining knowledge of lifestyle risk factors among adult cancer survivors in Ireland

08 March 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Aim Many cancers are preventable through lifestyle modification. The aim of this study was to investigate knowledge about the lifestyle risk factors for cancer,...

Body mass index and alternative approaches to taking measurements

09 April 2010

Learning Disability Practice


The measurement of body mass index (BMI) is an important means of assessing the incidence of disease potential, but it should be used with caution and in conjunction...

Contraception, sex and sexual wellbeing: a reflective account

29 May 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Nurses working in sexual health and primary care are at the forefront of providing patients with contraception and sexual health advice, and face many dilemmas....

Use of glycated haemoglobin blood test (HbA1c) screening for health promotion in surgical gynaecology oncology patients

17 September 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice


High body mass index (BMI) is a common risk factor for type 2 diabetes and many cancers, and the increasing prevalence of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and high BMI...