Grip strength in older adults: test-retest reliability and cutoff for subjective weakness of using the hands in heavy tasks.

@article{Wang2010GripSI,
  title={Grip strength in older adults: test-retest reliability and cutoff for subjective weakness of using the hands in heavy tasks.},
  author={Ching-Yi Wang and Li-Yuan Chen},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2010},
  volume={91 11},
  pages={1747-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the test-retest reliability of grip strength when using the mean value, the best value, and the first value of 2 grip strength measurements and to determine the cutoff value for separating those who were able or unable to perform a heavy task with their hands in a group of Taiwanese adults. DESIGN Cross-sectional test-retest study. SETTING Local community centers. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling older adults (N=469; age, ≥60y). INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN… CONTINUE READING

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