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Articles by Peiling Yap in JoVE
Determining Soil-transmitted Helminth Infection Status and Physical Fitness of School-aged Children Peiling Yap1,2, Thomas Fürst1,2, Ivan Müller1,2, Susi Kriemler1,2, Jürg Utzinger1,2, Peter Steinmann1,2 1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, 2University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Chronic infection with soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) causes malabsorption, stunting, and wasting in the growing child. Hence, it is plausible that these infections also reduce the physical fitness of children. Here, we visualize two techniques for the diagnosis of STHs and the 20-meter shuttle run test for assessing children's physical fitness.
Other articles by Peiling Yap on PubMed
Soil-transmitted Helminth Infections and Physical Fitness in School-aged Bulang Children in Southwest China: Results from a Cross-sectional Survey Parasites & Vectors. 2012 | Pubmed ID: 22424138 Chronic soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections have been associated with reduced physical fitness, but available evidence is limited. The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to assess the feasibility of measuring children's physical fitness and to relate it to STH infections. Our study was carried out among school-aged children of the Bulang ethnic group in rural southwest People's Republic of China (P.R. China). Standardized, quality-controlled methods were employed to determine STH infections (Kato-Katz technique), haemoglobin levels, anthropometry (body weight and height) and physical fitness (20-m shuttle run test).