Validity of bioelectrical impedance analysis to assess fat-free mass in head and neck cancer patients: an exploratory study

Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Pieter Dijkstra, Carrie Earthman, Wim Krijnen, Johannes Langendijk, Bernard van der Laan, Jan Pruim, Jan Roodenburg

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Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) may be used to assess fat free mass (FFM) with reasonable validity based on mean-level comparisons, but differences between BIA and DXA may vary by about 4 kg in an individual patient. These results require confirmation in a larger sample of HNC (Head and neck cancer) patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-591
JournalHead & neck
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • bioelectrical impedance analysis
  • validity
  • fat-free mass
  • body composition
  • head and neck cancer

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