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Article: Distinctions between short- and long-term human growth studies

TitleDistinctions between short- and long-term human growth studies
Authors
Keywordsfinal height
growth studies
long term
short term
side effects
Issue Date1993
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1328-8067&site=1
Citation
Acta Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 1993, v. 82 n. 8, p. 631-634 How to Cite?
AbstractIt is known what the aim is in a complete long-term growth study; the final height is the outcome measure, although the annual height velocity values provide additional information. Strictly, short-term growth studies are also defined in terms of minimum length of observation, i.e. one month, as well as the type of measurement errors to be considered. The poor correlation between short- and long-term growth velocity values has led to the conclusion that the short-term study cannot be interpreted in long-term perspectives, and vice versa. There is a need to debate the way in which results of short-term studies should be interpreted. This is especially important when short-term growth is taken as the outcome measure in a controlled study. Our proposal is that such studies must include information about the growth achieved for a period after the treatment has ended in order to describe possible compensatory growth. Without weighing in some long-term consequences, we may incorrectly document short-term growth as a positive or negative effect of a certain treatment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79799
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.647
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.794
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dc.contributor.authorKarlberg, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorGelander, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorAlbertssonWikland, Ken_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:58:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:58:53Z-
dc.date.issued1993en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatrica, International Journal Of Paediatrics, 1993, v. 82 n. 8, p. 631-634en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0803-5253en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79799-
dc.description.abstractIt is known what the aim is in a complete long-term growth study; the final height is the outcome measure, although the annual height velocity values provide additional information. Strictly, short-term growth studies are also defined in terms of minimum length of observation, i.e. one month, as well as the type of measurement errors to be considered. The poor correlation between short- and long-term growth velocity values has led to the conclusion that the short-term study cannot be interpreted in long-term perspectives, and vice versa. There is a need to debate the way in which results of short-term studies should be interpreted. This is especially important when short-term growth is taken as the outcome measure in a controlled study. Our proposal is that such studies must include information about the growth achieved for a period after the treatment has ended in order to describe possible compensatory growth. Without weighing in some long-term consequences, we may incorrectly document short-term growth as a positive or negative effect of a certain treatment.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1328-8067&site=1en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatricsen_HK
dc.subjectfinal heighten_HK
dc.subjectgrowth studiesen_HK
dc.subjectlong termen_HK
dc.subjectshort termen_HK
dc.subjectside effectsen_HK
dc.titleDistinctions between short- and long-term human growth studiesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailKarlberg, J: jpekarl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume82en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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