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Title: Craniofacial measurements of full-term neonates
Authors: Deng, YM
Yick, KL 
Kwok, YL
Wong, SC
Keywords: Eyes
Head (anatomy)
Phototherapy
Protective clothing
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: International journal of clothing science and technology, 2011, v. 23, no. 2, p. 95-106 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of clothing science and technology 
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to measure the craniofacial dimensions of 41 full-term neonates nursed in the Special Care Baby Unit of Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, so as to develop a good-fitting and secure eye-patch protector for protecting neonatal eyes from the strong light in phototherapy. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 14 craniofacial dimensions were measured using a new, safe and non-intrusive method with a close-range photogrammetric system and two dimensions of head circumference and facial arc were measured using manual method with a disposable paper tape in the hospital environment. Birth information of gestation, age, gender, present weight and present length has been recorded. A descriptive statistics was produced based on the measured data. Correlations between each pair of dimensions were investigated and factor analysis was conducted for application on an eye-patch protector development. Findings: Head circumference was identified as the most desirable key dimension of a sizing system for an eye-patch protector. Two head circumferences with the sizes of 310-349 mm and 350-389 mm, respectively, could effectively cover all full-term neonates. Design guidelines were generated according to the measurement of the craniofacial dimensions. Originality/value: This paper presents the craniofacial dimensions of head, eye, nose and ear parts of full-term neonates.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34400
ISSN: 0955-6222
EISSN: 1758-5953
DOI: 10.1108/09556221111107298
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