Validation of school-based anthropometric measurements and measurements of physical fitness among children in Denmark. Attrition, intra-observer reliability and inter-observer reliability
The main purpose this study is to assess the reliability of the school-based measurements collected by schoolteachers in the Healthy School Network (HSN) database. This was done by comparing schools’ measurement results with their own control measurements and by comparing results of tests conducted by researchers from the University of Southern Denmark with the schools’ own results. The study concludes that schoolteachers can provide reliable measurements of children’s height, weight, and waist circumference but need additional training in measuring vertical jump height and cardiorespiratory fitness.