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How to Determine height if unable to stand

To complete MUST a height is needed, this together with a present weight allows you to determine a body mass index (BMI).

If an individual is unable to stand you can determine their height by measuring their ulna length (forearm).

The ulna video below explains how to determine an individual’s height from their ulna length:

To practice determining an individual’s height from ulna length, complete the Activity Sheet for ulna.

‘MUST’ alternative measurement tape

Focus on Undernutrition developed the award-winning ‘MUST’ alternative measurement tape, which is endorsed by BAPEN.

Each tape contains a tape measure to determine the individual’s mid-upper arm circumference.

The ‘MUST’ tapes are available in books of 20 perforated tapes from our shop.

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