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Hand dominance and grip strength of older Asian adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20681341     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hand dominance in a group of Asian adults 60 to 89 years old was examined. Participants were independently living in the community; free of pain, injury, and disease of the upper limbs; and had no restrictions on use of upper extremities in daily activities. The grip strengths of both hands were measured with a Jamar hand dynamometer. Analysis showed that being male, of younger age, and using the dominant hand were significantly associated with stronger grip than being female, of older age, and using the nondominant hand. The dominant to nondominant grip ratio varies from 1.05 to 1.10 across age-sex subgroups.
Ching-Yi Wang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-04     Completed Date:  2010-09-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  897-900     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Physical Therapy, Center for Education and Research on Geriatrics and Gerontology, Chung Shan Medical University, No. 110, Sec. 1, Jian-guo N. Rd., South District, Taichung City 40201, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / ethnology*,  psychology*
Asian Continental Ancestry Group / psychology*
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Functional Laterality*
Hand Strength*
Middle Aged
Muscle Strength Dynamometer
Reference Values
Sex Factors

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