|MUAC Insertion Tape (see also: MUAC)|
|Looking for: A MUAC Insertion Tape||Petra Osinski||19.09.2000|
|Re: Looking for: A MUAC Insertion Tape||Thomas K. Porter||19.09.2000|
|Looking for: A MUAC Insertion Tape -Reply||Rita Bhatia||19.09.2000|
|Re: MUAC||Rafah Aziz||22.09.2000|
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2000 153759 +0600
From "Petra Osinski DrPH, Dhaka, Bangladesh" <osinskiaticddrb.org>
Subject: Looking for A MUAC Insertion Tape
We are in the plannig phases of a baseline survey that will include MUAC measurements, together with lengths and weights of children.
Is there, besides the TALC insertion tape, any other insertion tape that we could use to obtain MUAC?
The TALC insertion tape is, as you know, scaled in 2-mm intervals and is not that easy to read as one must choose a value from three "bands" of values.
Regards and thanks
Petra Osinski DrPH, Consultant Scientist
Clinical Sciences Division, ICDDR,B
GPO Box 128, Dhaka-1000.
Room 8, 2nd floor, Director's Wing, Hospital Building. Off. tel. 011-806042 or 881 1751-60 x 2338
From "Thomas K. Porter" <ken.porteratlinacre.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: RE Looking for A MUAC Insertion Tape
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2000 154750 +0100
I ran a very large study on refugee and non-refugee schoolchildren in north-west Tanzania and MUAC was one of the tests in the battery. The 'Lasso' MUAC tapes (produced by the Child Growth Foundation, 2 Mayfield Ave., London and purchased through CMS Weighing Equipment, London) were chosen over the Talc (St Albans) and the tapes produced by UNICEF because of their greater ease of use and their greater length. They were easy to read to 1 mm and were almost indestructable. Highly recommended.
Institute of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2000 144453 +0200
From Rita Bhatia <BHATIAatunhcr.ch>
Subject Looking for A MUAC Insertion Tape -Reply
MSF and ICRC has developed MUAC insertion tapes which are user friendly with color codes and numers..
Date Wed, 20 Sep 2000 122213 +0100
From David Morley <Davidatmorleydc.demon.co.uk>
Subject Ngonut MUAC
Dear Dr Petra Osinki.
Talc has a new long tape. Which has been tested against a 'gold standard' if used for MUAC it needs to be cut short, it gives a figure to the nearest milimetre. I will arrange for a sample to be mailed to you.
The Child Growth foundation also produce one and I will ask them to send you a sample and price.
David Morley, Emeritus Professor of Tropical Child Health, University of London.
Tel & Fax. 44 (0) 1582 712199.
Preferred Address; 51 Eastmoor Park, Harpenden, AL5 1BN. UK.
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2000 173326 -0700
From razizatunicef.org (Rafah Aziz)
Subject Re MUAC
Dear Prof. Morley,
Would it be possible to send a sample to UNICEF Khartoum/ Sudan, as well, we do support several NGOs in conducting Nutritional Status Surveys among IDP camps it would be useful to try the tape.
Rafah S. Aziz, Chief Health & Nutrition Section
Khartoum - Sudan
P.O. Box 1358
Fax (249 11) 471126 Tel. (249 11) 471835 - 37- 38 Mobile 012309412