Arm muscle circumference (AMC) was measured in 39 patients by two different methods. The first method, described by Jelliffe, involves measuring a single skinfold at the triceps. The second method, developed by P.R.M. Jones, measured both triceps and biceps skinfolds. The mathematical assumptions of each method are discussed. AMC was constantly and significantly (P<0.001) underestimated when calculated utilizing the triceps skinfold only. The implications of this error are discussed and an equation is formulated to correct for the understimation.

Validation and optimization of anthropometric formulae for arm muscle circumference (AMC) calculation

Narici, M.
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1986

Abstract

Arm muscle circumference (AMC) was measured in 39 patients by two different methods. The first method, described by Jelliffe, involves measuring a single skinfold at the triceps. The second method, developed by P.R.M. Jones, measured both triceps and biceps skinfolds. The mathematical assumptions of each method are discussed. AMC was constantly and significantly (P<0.001) underestimated when calculated utilizing the triceps skinfold only. The implications of this error are discussed and an equation is formulated to correct for the understimation.
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