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.
- bioelectrical impedance analysis
- fat-free mass
- body composition
- head and neck cancer
Jager-Wittenaar, H., Dijkstra, P., Earthman, C., Krijnen, W., Langendijk, J., van der Laan, B., Pruim, J., & Roodenburg, J. (2013). Validity of bioelectrical impedance analysis to assess fat-free mass in head and neck cancer patients: an exploratory study. Head & neck, 36(4), 585-591. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.23336