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Grip and pinch strength: normative data for adults.

@article{Mathiowetz1985GripAP,
  title={Grip and pinch strength: normative data for adults.},
  author={Virgil G Mathiowetz and Nancy Kashman and Gloria Volland and Karen Weber and Michael Dowe and Sandra Rogers},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1985},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={
          69-74
        }
}
The primary purpose of this study was to establish clinical norms for adults aged 20 to 75+ years on four tests of hand strength. [] Key Method A dynamometer was used to measure grip strength and a pinch gauge to measure tip, key, and palmar pinch. A sample of 310 male and 328 female adults, ages 20 to 94, from the seven-county Milwaukee area were tested using standardized positioning and instructions. Right hand and left hand data were stratified into 12 age groups for both sexes.

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