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Age- and Gender-Specific Normative Data of Grip and Pinch Strength in a Healthy adult Swiss Population.
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PMID:  19282411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Assessment of hand strength is used in a wide range of clinical settings especially during treatment of diseases affecting the function of the hand. This investigation aimed to determine age- and gender-specific reference values for grip and pinch strength in a normal Swiss population with special regard to elderly and very elderly subjects as well as to different levels of occupational demand. Hand strength data were collected using a Jamar dynamometer and a pinch gauge with standard testing position, protocol and instructions. Analysis of the data from 1023 tested subjects between 18 and 96 years revealed a curvilinear relationship of grip and pinch strength to age, a correlation to height, weight and significant differences between occupational groups. Hand strength values differed significantly from those of other populations, confirming the thesis that applying normative data internationally is questionable. Age and gender specific reference values for grip and pinch strength are presented.
S Werle; Joakim Goldhahn; S Drerup; B R Simmen; H Sprott; D B Herren
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2009-3-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery, European volume     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2211     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-3-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101315820     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Hand Surgery, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland and the Department of Rheumatology and Institute of Physical Medicine, University Hospital, Zurich.
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