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Dynamometer measurements of grip and knee extension strength: are they indicative of overall limb and trunk muscle strength?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19544938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Single dynamometric measures are sometimes used to characterize overall muscle strength. This study examined the legitimacy of that practice by assessing how dynamometer measures of grip and knee extension strength related to manual muscle-test grades of each upper and lower limb and of the trunk. Based on correlations and principal component analysis, grip dynamometry can be used to characterize upper limb strength but not lower limb strength; knee extension dynamometry can be used to characterize lower limb and trunk strength.
Authors:
Richard W Bohannon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-23     Completed Date:  2009-07-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education, Department of Physical Therapy, 358 Mansfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269-2101, USA. richard.bohannon@uconn.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Arm / physiology
Female
Hand Strength / physiology*
Humans
Knee Joint / physiology
Leg / physiology
Male
Middle Aged
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Muscle Strength / physiology*
Muscle Strength Dynamometer / statistics & numerical data*
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
Physical Therapy (Specialty) / methods

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