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Assessment of maximal handgrip strength: how many attempts are needed?

Physical medicine and Rehabilitation
EM Reijnierse et al.
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Netherlands

Journal : Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle

Background Handgrip strength (HGS) is used to identify individuals with low muscle strength (dynapenia). The influence of the number of attempts on maximal HGS is not yet known and may differ depending on age and health status. This study aimed to assess how many attempts of HGS are required to obtain maximal HGS. Methods Three cohorts (939 individuals) differing in age and health status were included. HGS was assessed three times and explored as continuous and dichotomous variable. Paired t‐test, intraclass correlation …
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