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Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
Purpose : Measurement of grip strength in the assessment of sarcopenia
Admin time : 5 min
User Friendly : High
Administered by : GP or nurse
Content : Male and Female normative values for grip strength
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Accurate measurement of grip strength requires use of a calibrated handheld dynamometer under well-defined test conditions with interpretive data from appropriate reference populations.
Ref. : Roberts HC, Denison HJ, Martin HJ et al. .
A review of the measurement of grip strength in clinical and epidemiological studies: towards a standardised approach.
Age Ageing 2011;40:423–9
The Jamar Dynamometer
This Tool is used in the evaluation of Sarcopenia
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