Assessing of anthropometric parameters in patients with Crohn’s disease in acute and remission phase

Pavlovska, Kristina and Misevska, Petranka and Krstevski, Mirko and Zafirova-Ivanovska, Beti and Smokovski, Ivica and Pavlovska, Jelka and Gjorgjievska, Kalina and Andreevski, Vladimir (2010) Assessing of anthropometric parameters in patients with Crohn’s disease in acute and remission phase. Physioacta, 4 (2). pp. 21-32. ISSN 1857-5587

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Abstract

Patients with Crohn’s Disease are often underweight.The aim of this study was to compare the anthropometric measurements in patients (pts) with Crohn’s disease in remission and active phases. Disease activity was assessed according to the Crohn Disease Activity Index (CDAI). 78 pts were observed (38m;40f),mean age 41,2 ± 13,06. 22 (28,2%) and 56 (71,8%) pts were in an active and remission phase, respectively. Anthropometric measures included body height, body weight, mid arm circumference and triceps skinfold thickness to identify body mass index (BMI), mid arm muscle area (MAMA) and mid arm fat area (MAFA), respectively. The mean values of MAMA and MAFA in pts in active phases were significantly lower than those in a remmision phases (p<0,05). Muscle and fat mass depletion in active phases in compare with the remission phases in female pts was found, but only muscle depletion in male pts was observed . No difference was found in BMI in the remmision and active phases. Muscle mass is very important indicator of the disease activity in both sexes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Ivica Smokovski
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 09:06
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2015 09:06
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/14608

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