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Reliability and validity of the multiaxis profile dynamometer with younger and older participants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20456919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical Measurement.
INTRODUCTION: Grip strength has been administered for many years with a wide variety of instruments and for very different purposes.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To examine the reliability and validity of a new grip measurement device, the multiaxis profile (MAP) dynamometer, compared with the Baseline dynamometer (Fabrication Enterprises Inc., White Plains, NY) and vigorimeter.
METHODS: Twenty-eight participants (<30 yr, n=14; and >65 yr, n=14) completed grip strength testing using all three devices. Measurements were obtained at baseline and one to two weeks later.
RESULTS: Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) for the MAP ranged from 0.94 to 0.99. The other two devices had ICCs of 0.95-0.98. Correlations among the MAP dynamometer, the Baseline dynamometer, and the vigorimeter were 0.78-0.90. The results indicate high concurrent validity among all the three devices and that all devices are reliable instruments to measure the grip strength of both younger and older adults.
CONCLUSIONS: In addition to measuring grip strength, the MAP dynamometer measures other grip-related information, such as grip force vectors, rate of force buildup, and force variability. This additional grip information may improve our understanding of hand function and changes because of aging.
Curt B Irwin; Mary E Sesto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Validation Studies     Date:  2010-04-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0894-1130     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Ther     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-11-02     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806591     Medline TA:  J Hand Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-8; quiz 289     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Hanley & Belfus. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology
Equipment Design
Hand Strength / physiology*
Muscle Strength Dynamometer*
Reproducibility of Results
Grant Support
1UL1RR025011/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; T32 AG000265/AG/NIA NIH HHS; T32 AG000265/AG/NIA NIH HHS; T32 AG000265-05/AG/NIA NIH HHS; UL1 RR025011/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; UL1 RR025011-01/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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