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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Grip Strength

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


Author : -

Copyright : Public Domain

Grip Strength

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

person walking with zimmer frame

This Tool is used in the evaluation of Sarcopenia

Back To : Sarcopenia

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