Hand grip dynamometry as a predictor of postoperative complications reappraisal using age standardized grip strengths.

@article{Webb1989HandGD,
  title={Hand grip dynamometry as a predictor of postoperative complications reappraisal using age standardized grip strengths.},
  author={Andrew R. Webb and Lisa Ann Newman and Mark Taylor and Jonathan A. Keogh},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={1989},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={30-3}
}
A mechanical hand grip dynamometer was used to derive age- and sex-related standard grip strengths from 247 healthy volunteers between 16 and 95 yr old. Preoperative grip strength was measured in 90 patients and related to postoperative complication rates. A grip strength of 85% standard for age and sex was found to be the most effective cut-off for prediction of postoperative complications in terms of sensitivity and specificity, predicting 74% of the complications (p less than 0.05… CONTINUE READING