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Reliability and validity of the Grip-Ball dynamometer for grip-strength measurement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23366309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Grip-strength measurement is a key element in the evaluation of numerous conditions including frailty. An innovative grip-strength evaluation tool, the Grip-Ball has been developed for remote assessment of grip-strength. The Grip-Ball is an airtight ball that can be inflated to different pressures, thus varying the stiffness of the ball and the grip-strength dynamics. Three different initial pressures of 100, 125, and 150 kPa were evaluated in respect to reliability and validity, when compared to the Jamar. Reliability was very high, with ICC values of 0.95, 0.98, and 0.99 for 100, 125, and 150 kPa, respectively. The new device was highly correlated with the force measured using the Jamar for all initial pressures (r= 0.88, 0.93, and 0.93 for 100, 125, and 150 kPa, respectively). The possibility of varying the initial pressure would enable the Grip-Ball to be used for standard grip-strength testing and rehabilitation, while still maintaining high reliability and validity.
Aly Chkeir; Rana Jaber; David J Hewson; Jacques Duchêne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-31     Completed Date:  2013-07-29     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1996-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biomechanical Phenomena
Hand Strength / physiology*
Linear Models
Muscle Strength Dynamometer*
Reproducibility of Results

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