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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-157

Normative values of handgrip strength in children using a perineometer


Department of Neurosciences, DVVPF's College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

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Vaishali Pornak
Ramchandra Vaity Chawl, Room No: 2, Namdeo Wadi, Panchpakhadi, Thane West, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_166_16

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Context: The device used in this study is a perineometer. This study comprises 100 children (50 boys and 50 girls) in the age group of 6–12 years. Children with any musculoskeletal and neurological disorder were excluded from the study. Aims: The aim of this study is to measure hand grip strength in children. Settings And Design: The observational study was conducted in Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil's CBSE School, Ahmednagar. Subjects And Methods: The children were asked to sit on a chair with an armrest. The cuff was inflated till 100 mmHg. The children were told to press the transducer of the perineometer up to their maximum strength and release it. This process was repeated for three times, and the maximum strength was noted for both the right and left hand. Armrest chair, perineometer were used. Statistical Analysis Used: Unpaired t-test. Results: The mean grip strength in boys is 72.6 mmHg on the right side and 67.18 mmHg on the left and 6.92 mmHg on the right and 58 mmHg on the left in girls. Conclusions: This study has provided the normative values of grip strength which can be used as a reference measure for detecting the abnormality in handgrip strength.


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