The Nurse Needs to Perform Anthropometric Measures of an 80-Year-Old

Question 27
Multiple Choice

The nurse needs to perform anthropometric measures of an 80-year-old man who is confined to a wheelchair.Which of the following is true in this situation? A) Changes in fat distribution will affect the waist-to-hip ratio. B) Height measurements may not be accurate because of changes in bone. C) Declining muscle mass will affect the triceps skinfold measure. D) Mid-arm circumference is difficult to obtain because of loss of skin elasticity.