Growth Data Analysis in FTT Treatment and Research

  • Karen E. Peterson
  • Jennifer M. Rathbun
  • M. Guillermo Herrera


Assessment of growth status in the FTT child is central to both diagnosis and treatment of this complex syndrome. In clinical practice and in research, growth data analysis are used to assess the impact of organic and nonorganic risk factors and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. In the FTT child, growthis the indicator of overall progress. The short and long term effectiveness of medical, nutritional, behavioral, and mental health interventions is measured by the physical growth outcome. Likewise, nutritional rehabilitation contributes to positive psychosocial outcomes, such as improved developmental quotients and enhanced mother-child interactions.


Reference Population Growth Chart Standard Deviation Unit Acute Malnutrition Ponderal Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen E. Peterson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jennifer M. Rathbun
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Guillermo Herrera
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard University School of Public HealthUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Institute for International DevelopmentUSA
  3. 3.Massachusetts General HospitalUSA

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