Validation of handgrip strength and endurance as a measure of physical function and quality of life in healthy subjects and patients.

@article{Jakobsen2010ValidationOH,
  title={Validation of handgrip strength and endurance as a measure of physical function and quality of life in healthy subjects and patients.},
  author={Lene H. Jakobsen and Ingeborg K Rask and Jens Kondrup},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={542-50}
}
OBJECTIVE Handgrip strength (HGS) is often used as a bedside measurement of muscle function in the hospital setting. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which HGS, endurance, and work (force during endurance x time) are related to physical function as measured by mobility and physical activity (PA) in young, healthy volunteers. Further, the relations between HGS, mobility, PA and quality of life (QoL) in patients were investigated. METHODS Ninety-two healthy subjects (45… CONTINUE READING