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International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS)
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Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men

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

Abstract
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<0.05 - 0.001) positive correlation with height (r = 0.518,0.579), weight (r = 0.512,0.527) , BMI (r = 0.337,0.328), hand breadth(r = 0.39,0.42), hand length(r =0.60,0.60), hand span (r = 0.64,0.62), wrist circumference(r=0.46,0.38) and forearm girth(r = 0.65, 0.68).

Conclusion: The results show that physical factors such as height, weight, body mass index, hand and forearm anthropometric measurements positively correlate with hand grip strength in healthy Indian males.

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



How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Sirajudeen MS, Shah UN, Pillai PS, Mohasin N, Shantaram M. Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men. Int J Health Rehabil Sci. 2012; 1(2): 58-63.



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Sirajudeen MS, Shah UN, Pillai PS, Mohasin N, Shantaram M. Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men. www.scopemed.org/?mno=28516 [Access: October 25, 2014].



AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Sirajudeen MS, Shah UN, Pillai PS, Mohasin N, Shantaram M. Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men. Int J Health Rehabil Sci. 2012; 1(2): 58-63.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Sirajudeen MS, Shah UN, Pillai PS, Mohasin N, Shantaram M. Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men. Int J Health Rehabil Sci. (2012), [cited October 25, 2014]; 1(2): 58-63.



Harvard Style

Sirajudeen, M. S., Shah, U. N., Pillai, P. S., Mohasin, N. & Shantaram, M. (2012) Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men. Int J Health Rehabil Sci, 1 (2), 58-63.



Turabian Style

Sirajudeen, Mohamed Sherif, Umama Nisar Shah, Padmakumar Somasekharan Pillai, Naajil Mohasin, and Manjula Shantaram. 2012. Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 1 (2), 58-63.



Chicago Style

Sirajudeen, Mohamed Sherif, Umama Nisar Shah, Padmakumar Somasekharan Pillai, Naajil Mohasin, and Manjula Shantaram. "Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 1 (2012), 58-63.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sirajudeen, Mohamed Sherif, Umama Nisar Shah, Padmakumar Somasekharan Pillai, Naajil Mohasin, and Manjula Shantaram. "Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 1.2 (2012), 58-63. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sirajudeen, M. S., Shah, U. N., Pillai, P. S., Mohasin, N. & Shantaram, M. (2012) Correlation between Grip Strength and Physical Factors in Men. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 1 (2), 58-63.



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News / Announcements

  • Dr. Mohamed Sherif Sirajudeen (Executive Editor of IJHRS) received ICMR International Travel Grant ['May 20, 2013']

  • Dr. Manjula Shantaram (Editor in Chief of IJHRS) won the Best Paper Award ['Feb 11, 2013']





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