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Table 2 Dietitian’s prior training, awareness of available devices and confidence in performing body composition assessments

From: Using the theoretical domains framework to inform strategies to support dietitians undertaking body composition assessments in routine clinical care

% (n) Dietitians
Response rate 84.6 (22)
Previous training in BCA use
 Yes 54.5 (12)
 No 45.5 (10)
Previous training in BCA devices
 Skinfold callipers 40.9 (9)
 Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) 40.9 (9)
 Bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (BIS) 22.7 (5)
 Dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) 4.5 (1)
Knowledge of available of devices and procedures in department
 PG-SGA physical exam 86.4 (19)
 BIS 81.8 (18)
 Tape measures 77.3 (17)
 Skinfold callipers 68.2 (15)
 Handgrip dynamometer 68.2 (15)
 Bioelectrical impedance scale 40.9 (9)
Rating of confidence in using BCA devices or undertaking procedures (extremely / reasonably confident)
 PG-SGA physical exam 77.3 (17)
 Tape measures 68.2 (15)
 MUAC 63.6 (14)
 Handgrip dynamometer 45.5 (10)
 BIS 27.3 (6)
 Skinfold callipers 4.5 (1)
  1. BCA body composition assessment; BIS Bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy; DXA dual x-ray absorptiometry; MUAC mid upper arm circumference; PG-SGA patient generated subjective global assessment; REE resting energy expenditure