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Relationships among disability, quality of life, and physical fitness in lumbar spinal stenosis: an investigation of elderly Ko

Park S et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, PBF

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Korea

Journal : Asian Spine Journal

… However, in contrast to other tests, handgrip strength is not directly dependent on the symptoms
of spinal stenosis, but rather reflects generalized muscle strength. Therefore, our results suggest
a possible association between generalized muscle weakness and the pathogenesis of LSS.
Handgrip strength was the only factor that was correlated with both ODI and QOL in the LSS group.
A comprehensive understanding of the mechanism that explains the relationships among handgrip
strength, back pain, and QOL is yet to be reached … Therefore, although it is impossible to attribute …
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