Handgrip strength test as a complementary tool in the assessment of fibromyalgia severity in women.

@article{Aparicio2011HandgripST,
  title={Handgrip strength test as a complementary tool in the assessment of fibromyalgia severity in women.},
  author={Virginia A. Aparicio and Francisco B. Ortega and Jos{\'e} M Heredia and Ana Carbonell-Baeza and Michael Sj{\"o}str{\"o}m and Manuel Delgado-Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={
          83-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the ability of handgrip strength test to discriminate between presence and absence of fibromyalgia (FM) and FM severity in women. DESIGN A case-control study. SETTING Granada, south Spain. PARTICIPANTS Women with FM (mean age ± SD, n=81; 50.0±7y) and healthy women (mean age ± SD, n=44; 47.7±6y). INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Handgrip strength was measured in both hands (average score was used in the analyses) by a maximal isometric test… CONTINUE READING

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