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Energy Expenditure

Energy Expenditure (EE): Indirect Calorimetry (2005-2006)

You've decided that an individual requires measurement of resting metabolic rate (RMR).

How do you obtain the most accurate measurement of RMR?

An accurate RMR measure is more than just a 10 minute measure.  Instructions on how to best obtain a measure occur at three different times in the process. 

First, after consenting to an indirect calorimetry, what is important to explain to a patient or client measure prior to being measured?

Second, on the day of the measure, what is important to guide and monitor?

Third, after the measure, what other factors assessed and monitored within the nutrition care process that are important to consider?