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Journal:   JOURNAL OF MEDICAL COUNCIL OF I.R.I.   FALL 2007 , Volume 25 , Number 3; Page(s) 330 To 336.
 
Paper: 

ANTHROPOMETRY AND GRIP STRENGTH

 
 
Author(s):  JALILI M.*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SCHOOL OF REHABILITATION, MEDICAL SCIENCES/UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Grip strength is correlated with general strength of the body and some anthropometric measurements, and is often adopted in the treatment of hand injuries as an objective measure of upper extremity function. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of anthropometric factors and grip strength.
Methods: One hundred healthy men and women aged 20-50 years old participated in this study conducted in School of Rehabilitation, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran. participants did not have any neuromusculoskeletal problems. This survey was a descriptive, analytic, cross-sectional study.
Findings: There was a positive significant relationship between right grip strength and weight (r=0.68), height (r=0.84), right hand length (r=0.77), right forearm length (r=0.75), right palm width (r=0.84), right forearm circum (r=0.78), and right wrist circum (r=0.86). Also, there was a significant difference between means of right grip strength in males and females, with female grip strength being almost 60% of male grip strength, as the mean grip strength was 31.5 kg in women and 53 kg in men. All of these evaluations were performed for left hand and results were quite similar.
Conclusion: The study shows that anthropometric factors and gender can affect grip strength and can also be used as a guide in treatment planning. The prediction of grip-strength, particularly after surgery, can help determine the distance between real and ideal grip strength in hand rehabilitation. Our findings are valuable in the area of rehabilitation of hand injuries.

 
Keyword(s): GRIP STRENGTH, ANTHROPOMETRY, HAND, WRIST, FOREARM
 
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