Multiple regression analysis of factors influencing dominant hand grip strength in an adult Malaysian population

Hossain , M.G.; Zyroul , R.; Pereira , B.P.; Kamarul , T. (2011) Multiple regression analysis of factors influencing dominant hand grip strength in an adult Malaysian population. The Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume. ISSN 1753-1934

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Abstract

Grip strength is an important measure used to monitor the progression of a condition, and to evaluate outcomes of treatment. We assessed how various physical and social factors predict normal grip strength in an adult Malaysian population of mixed Asian ethnicity (254 men, 246 women). Grip strength was recorded using the Jamar dynamometer. The mean grip strength for the dominant hand was 29.8 kg for men and 17.6 kg for women. Multiple regression analysis demonstrated that the dominant hand grip strength was positively associated with height and body mass index, and negatively associated with age for both sexes. Dominant hand grip strength was related to work status for men (p < 0.05) but not for women. However, there was no difference in grip strength among ethnic groups.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Additional Information: National Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence for Research and Learning (NOCERAL), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orthopaedic Surgery
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 09:09
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2011 09:09
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1948

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