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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439817/forearm-torque-and-lifting-strength-normative-data
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Peter Axelsson, Per Fredrikson, Anders Nilsson, Jonny K Andersson, Johan Kärrholm
PURPOSE: To establish reference values for new methods designed to quantitatively measure forearm torque and lifting strength and to compare these values with grip strength. METHODS: A total of 499 volunteers, 262 males and 237 females, aged 15 to 85 (mean, 44) years, were tested for lifting strength and forearm torque with the Kern and Baseline dynamometers. These individuals were also tested for grip strength with a Jamar dynamometer. Standardized procedures were used and information about sex, height, weight, hand dominance, and whether their work involved high or low manual strain was collected...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394209/dynamic-handgrip-strength-endurance-a-reliable-measurement-in-older-women
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Konstantina Karatrantou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dynamic handgrip strength endurance is essential for daily activities that require repetitive gripping movements for a sustained period. At this time, there is no information about the reliability of measurement of dynamic handgrip strength endurance in older individuals. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the test-retest reliability of dynamic handgrip strength endurance in older women. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354575/muscle-mass-strength-mobility-quality-of-life-and-disease-severity-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Seung Chan Kim, Yeong Guk Lee, Si-Bog Park, Tae Hwan Kim, Kyu Hoon Lee
Objective: To determine if there is muscle mass reduction in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) compared to the general population and to examine the relationship between skeletal muscle mass, quality of life (QOL), strength, and mobility in patients with AS. Methods: A total of 30 AS patients were enrolled in this study. Skeletal muscle mass was measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis, and it was expressed as the skeletal muscle mass index (SMI). QOL was assessed using the EuroQOL (EQ-5D)...
December 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276499/usability-of-videogame-based-dexterity-training-in-the-early-rehabilitation-phase-of-stroke-patients-a-pilot-study
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Tim Vanbellingen, Suzanne J Filius, Thomas Nyffeler, Erwin E H van Wegen
Background: Approximately 70-80% of stroke survivors have limited activities of daily living, mainly due to dexterous problems. Videogame-based training (VBT) along with virtual reality seems to be beneficial to train upper limb function. Objective: To evaluate the usability of VBT using the Leap Motion Controller (LMC) to train fine manual dexterity in the early rehabilitation phase of stroke patients as an add-on to conventional therapy. Additionally, this study aimed to estimate the feasibility and potential efficacy of the VBT...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236911/assessment-of-the-quality-of-life-muscle-strength-and-dynamic-balance-of-elderly-kendo-players
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Dário Lucas Costa de Mendonça, Angelica Castilho Alonso, Júlia Maria D'Andrea Greve, Luiz Eugênio Garcez-Leme
OBJECTIVE: To compare Kendo players with active elderly adults in terms of quality of life, functional aspects (muscle strength, postural balance) and body composition. METHODS: This was a controlled cross-sectional study. Twenty elderly individuals were divided into two groups: the Kendo group, with an average age of 71.8 (5.4) years, and the Control group, with an average age of 73.1 (4.8) years. Quality of life was evaluated using a questionnaire (WHOQOL-bref and WHOQOL-old); body composition was evaluated with a bioimpedance scale (InBody230); hand-grip strength was assessed with a portable manual dynamometer (Jamar SH 5001); flexor and extensor muscle strength of the knees was evaluated with an isokinetic device (Biode® System 3 model Biodex Multi Joint System, BIODEX); and dynamic balance was assessed using a force platform (Balance Master System, Neurocom International, Inc...
November 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230275/the-efficacy-of-a-haptic-enhanced-virtual-reality-system-for-precision-grasp-acquisition-in-stroke-rehabilitation
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Shih-Ching Yeh, Si-Huei Lee, Rai-Chi Chan, Yi Wu, Li-Rong Zheng, Sheryl Flynn
Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability, and virtual reality- (VR-) based stroke rehabilitation is effective in increasing motivation and the functional performance. Although much of the functional reach and grasp capabilities of the upper extremities were regained, the pinch movement remains impaired following stroke. In this study, we developed a haptic-enhanced VR system to simulate haptic pinch tasks to assist the recovery of upper-extremity fine motor function. We recruited 16 adults with stroke to verify the efficacy of this new VR system...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227162/electromyography-biofeedback-exergames-to-enhance-grip-strength-and-motivation
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Nadia Garcia-Hernandez, Karen Garza-Martinez, Vicente Parra-Vega
BACKGROUND: Hand strength weakness affects the performance of most activities of daily living. This study aims to design, develop, and test an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback training system based on serious games to promote motivation and synchronization and proper work intensity in grip exercises for improving hand strength. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An EMG surface sensor, soft balls with different stiffness and three exergames, conforms the system to drive videogame clues in response to EMG-inferred grip strength, while overseeing motivation...
December 11, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207573/the-effects-of-industrial-protective-gloves-and-hand-skin-temperatures-on-hand-grip-strength-and-discomfort-rating
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Mohamed Z Ramadan
Daily working activities and functions require a high contribution of hand and forearm muscles in executing grip force. To study the effects of wearing different gloves on grip strength, under a variety of hand skin temperatures, an assessment of the maximum grip strength was performed with 32 healthy male workers with a mean age (standard deviation) of 30.44 (5.35) years wearing five industrial gloves at three hand skin temperatures. Their ages and anthropometric characteristics including body mass index (BMI), hand length, hand width, hand depth, hand palm, and wrist circumference were measured...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184291/the-effects-of-task-oriented-training-on-hand-dexterity-and-strength-in-children-with-spastic-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy-a-preliminary-study
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Jong-Hoon Moon, Jin-Hwa Jung, Suk-Chan Hahm, Hwi-Young Cho
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of task-oriented training (TOT) on hand dexterity and strength in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy. [Subjects and Methods] Twelve children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy were randomly assigned to either the TOT group (n=6) or the control group (n=6). In both groups, conventional occupational therapy was performed 40-min/day, 2 times a week, for 4 weeks. In the TOT group, TOT was additionally performed for 20 min, and the control group received usual care...
October 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139646/physical-fitness-and-digit-ratio-2d-4d-in-male-students-from-wroc%C3%A5-aw-poland
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Slawomir Koziel, Marek Kociuba Mail, Raja Chakraborty, Zofia Ignasiak
There is sex-difference in humans as regards aerobic efficiency, physical strength and endurance and the sex difference is greatly dependent upon differential concentration of testosterone during different phases of growth and development including the intrauterine phase or prenatal growth. Second-to-fourth digit lengths ratio (2D:4D) is an putative indicator of prenatal testosterone exposure. Lower 2D:4D indicates higher prenatal testosterone exposure and vice versa. Males generally have lower 2D:4D than females...
March 2017: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097982/evaluating-hand-function-in-clients-with-trigger-finger
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Danit Langer, Adina Maeir, Michael Michailevich, Shai Luria
Background: Trigger finger (TF) is a common hand pathology frequently encountered in hand clinics. Occupational therapists predominantly assess TF symptoms as opposed to using standardized hand functioning assessments. The purpose of this study was to assess the construct validity of dexterity and grip strength assessments for clients with TF. Method: Sixty-three participants with TF and 66 healthy controls were administered the Functional Dexterity Test (FDT), Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT), and Jamar® Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer (JD) and completed the Disabilities of Arm Shoulder and Hand questionnaire (DASH)...
2017: Occupational Therapy International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026726/hand-grip-strength-and-gender-allometric-normalization-in-older-adults-and-implications-for-the-niosh-lifting-equation
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Trish Gail Sevene, Joseph Berning, Chad Harris, Mike Climstein, Kent Jason Adams, Mark DeBeliso
BACKGROUND: Many countries are experiencing an aging workforce with women workers making up a growing proportion. Workplaces often require employees to complete lifting tasks that require the ability of the hand to grasp an implement (coupling). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed an equation for manual lifting tasks hoping to minimize the potential for a workplace back-injury related to a lifting task. The NIOSH lifting equation relies upon stress variables including a coupling factor...
July 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878462/effect-of-task-oriented-activities-on-hand-functions-cognitive-functions-and-self-expression-of-elderly-patients-with-dementia
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Bo-Young Son, Yo-Soon Bang, Min-Ji Hwang, Eun-Ju Oh
[Purpose] This study investigates the effects of task-oriented activities on hand function, cognitive function, and self-expression of the elderly with dementia, and then identify the influencing factors on self-expression in sub-factors of dependent variables. [Subjects and Methods] Forty elderly persons were divided into two groups: intervention group (n=20) and control group (n=20). The interventions were applied to the subjects 3 times a week, 50 minutes per each time, for a total of five weeks. We measured the jamar hand dynamometer test for grip strength, the jamar hydraulic pinch gauge test for prehension test, nine-hole pegboard test for coordination test, and Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment-Geriatric Population for cognitive function, and self-expression rating scale for self-expression test...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853331/the-effects-of-varying-levels-of-hemispheric-activation-on-episodic-memory
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Stephen Prunier, Stephen Christman, John Jasper
Bilateral saccadic eye movements enhance episodic memory retrieval; however, this usually only occurs for consistent-handed, not inconsistent-handed, individuals. It was hypothesized that inconsistent-handers begin closer to the peak of a Yerkes-Dodson-type inverted-U curve and increasing activation pushes them along the curve eventually decreasing performance, while consistent-handers start at a lower baseline and therefore increasing activation increases their performance. The current study tested this hypothesis by using hand clenching (grip strength) to increase activation at 5 different levels for both consistent- and inconsistent-handers...
August 30, 2017: Laterality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840301/does-kinesiotaping-improve-pain-and-functionality-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-lateral-epicondylitis
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Leyla Eraslan, Deniz Yuce, Arzu Erbilici, Gul Baltaci
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare the short-term effects of kinesiotaping and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) along with physiotherapy on pain, functionality, and grip strength in patients with newly diagnosed lateral epicondylitis undergoing rehabilitation. METHODS: Forty-five voluntary patients (mean age 48 years) were randomly assigned to three groups. Patients in all groups received physiotherapy consisting of a cold pack and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation five times per week for a total of 15 sessions and a home exercise programme including stretching and eccentric strength exercises...
August 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809628/-the-effect-of-activation-of-the-shoulder-girdle-muscles-on-functional-outcomes-of-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-surgically-treated-distal-radius-fractures
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V Jančíková, J Opavský, P Dráč, A Krobot, I Čižmář
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to assess the functional outcomes of rehabilitation in patients with surgically treated distal radius fractures in the early postoperative period. We compared the functional outcomes of patients undergoing standard rehabilitation with the group of patients whose postoperative rehabilitation was extended with shoulder girdle exercises of the affected upper limb while the wrist was immobilized. Several indices and variables were used for the assessment of the functional therapeutic outcomes of the affected wrist...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721628/disease-activity-handgrip-strengths-and-hand-dexterity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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D Palamar, G Er, R Terlemez, I Ustun, G Can, M Saridogan
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the hand joints and leading to impairment in hand functions. Evaluation of functional impairment is necessary for assessing patient's quality of life, disease activity, and treatment outcome. To date, many scientific studies assessed the disease activity of patients with RA, but little attention has been carried out to assess these patients' hand functions and dexterity. The purposes of this study were to determine the clinical relevance of the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH), hand dexterity with the Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT), and handgrip strength and pinch strengths of RA patients and to look into their relation between each other...
October 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669366/effects-of-self-selected-exercise-on-strength-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-subtypes
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Djurdja Djordjevic, Sabrina Fell, Steven Baker
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies have supported the utility of exercise as a treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) patients. Despite being the most common inherited neuropathy, there remains a paucity of guidelines for CMT management. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 297 CMT patients. Self-reported exercise and strength results from standardized dynamometer testing were obtained from adult patients' first visits. Values were converted and analyzed based on previously reported age- and sex-matched normative values...
July 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658348/new-insights-into-the-effects-of-irisin-levels-in-hiv-infected-subjects-correlation-with-adiposity-fat-free-mass-and-strength-parameters
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Joice Cristina Dos Santos Trombeta, Jonato Prestes, Dahan da Cunha Nascimento, Ramires Alsamir Tibana, Guilherme Borges Pereira, Thiago da Rosa Lima, Géssica Alves Fraga, Roberto Carlos Vieira-Junior, Fabrício Azevedo Voltarelli
OBJECTIVE: Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk of metabolic disorders and alterations on irisin levels. Therefore, the purpose of the current investigation was to quantify the circulating irisin concentration in HIV-infected subjects under highly active antiretroviral therapy and to determine possible correlations between irisin levels with fat mass, fat-free mass, body mass index (BMI), and muscle strength. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 10 men (36...
July 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651417/-influences-of-different-rehabilitative-methods-on-function-of-hands-and-psychological-anxiety-of-patients-with-deeply-burned-hands-retaining-denatured-dermis-and-grafting-large-autologous-skin
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H Peng, P F Liang, A Wang, L Q Yue
Objective: To investigate influences of different rehabilitative methods on function of hands and psychological anxiety of patients with deeply burned hands retaining denatured dermis and grafting large autologous skin. Methods: Forty-four patients with deeply burned hands, conforming to the study criteria were admitted to Department of Burns and Reconstructive Surgery of Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from January 2014 to June 2015. Patients were divided into propaganda education rehabilitation group (PER, n=23) and specially-assigned person rehabilitation group (SAPR, n=21) according to the random number table and patients' willingness...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
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