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Author Najib, Aisha, author.
Title Omron fat loss monitor HBF-306C, an alternative method for body mass index measurement : comparison study of computed BMI from Omron based on self-reported data with BMI derived from measured weight and height / by Aisha H. Najib.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  TX165 .Z95 2012 N35eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (vii, 41 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-30).
Summary The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor for BMI against BMI calculation using weight (kg) and height (m2); this study endeavored to discover any significant difference between the two methods. The study design was exploratory and formative, and appropriate instruments were selected and designed for the study to pose minimal risks. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected from the subjects (n= 22) who voluntarily attended a six-week self-management intervention program specific to diabetes and obesity prevention at Mission Community Hospital San Fernando (MCHSF) and were subjected to the use of the Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor for BMI. The study revealed no significant difference (t= .814, p= .425) in BMI using Omron and typical BMI calculation (kg/m2), suggesting the use of Omron HBF-306C in ambulatory care settings as an alternative method for BMI and recommended standardization and careful control of the variables required for calculation.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on February 25, 2013).
Subject Body mass index.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Family & Consumer Sciences.
OCLC number 849006005