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The composition of a graph on the decline of total body strength with age based on pushing, pulling, twisting and gripping force.
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PMID:  11394469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study is part of a large project on design-relevant characteristics of ageing users. A total of 750 young and elderly, male and female subjects were tested. All subjects were able to live independently. Differences between the sexes were mapped as well as changes in force with age. The relationships between five different isometric forces (pushing, pulling, twisting and left and right gripping) were investigated. The possibilities of extending information on these forces to other forces and other subject groups were also studied. The results indicate that the different types of force are closely related. A strength score was devised. We conclude that calculation of unmeasured forces by means of a general strength score could be possible. Furthermore, we found that the percentage decrease in strength with age is similar for men and women.
A I Voorbij; L P Steenbekkers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0003-6870     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Ergon     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-07     Completed Date:  2001-10-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / physiology*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Hand Strength
Human Engineering*
Isometric Contraction
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*

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