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IJHRS. 2012; 1(2): 58-63

Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men

Mohamed Sherif Sirajudeen, Umama Nisar Shah, Padmakumar Somasekharan Pillai, Naajil Mohasin, Manjula Shantaram.

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Background: Grip strength is widely accepted indicator of nutritional status, bone mineral content, muscular strength and functional integrity of upper extremity. The assessment of grip strength plays a vital role in determining the efficacy of different treatment strategies of hand.

Objective: This cross-sectional study was performed to study the correlation between hand grip strength and physical factors (height, weight, body mass index, and hand and forearm anthropometric measurements) in healthy Indian male population.

Materials and Methods : A total of 50 healthy male subjects, satisfying the selection criteria were recruited in the study. Subjects were then assessed for height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and hand and forearm anthropometric measurements. The grip strength of both dominant and non-dominant hands was measured using Jamar dynamometer.

Statistical analysis: The data was analyzed by Pearson’s correlation coefficients and 5% level of probability was used to indicate statistical significance.

Results: In males, dominant and non-dominant grip strength have significant (p

Key words: Hand grip strength, Jamar dynamometer, Anthropometric measurements

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