Reliability of maximal grip strength measurements and grip strength recovery following a stroke.

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serval:BIB_3957F105A502
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Reliability of maximal grip strength measurements and grip strength recovery following a stroke.
Journal
Journal of Hand Therapy : Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Author(s)
Bertrand A.M., Fournier K., Wick Brasey M.G., Kaiser M.L., Frischknecht R., Diserens K.
ISSN
1545-004X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0894-1130
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Number
4
Pages
356-62; quiz 363
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical measurement.
PURPOSE: The test-retest reliability of maximal grip strength measurements (MGSM) is examined in subjects for 12 weeks post-stroke together with maximal grip strength recovery and the maximal-grip and upper-extremity strength measurements' relationship with capacity and performance test scores.
METHODS: A Jamar dynamometer and the Motricity Index (MI) were used for strength measurements. The Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory and ABILHAND questionnaire for evaluating capacities and performances.
RESULTS: MGSM were reliable (Intraclass Correlation Coefficients = 0.97-0.99, Minimal Detectable Differences = 2.73-4.68 kg). Among the 34 participants, 47% did not have a measurable grip strength one week post-stroke but 50% of these recovered some strength within the first eight weeks. The MGSM and MI scores were correlated with scores of tests of capacity and performance (Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficients = 0.69-0.94).
CONCLUSIONS: MGSM are reliable in the first weeks after a stroke.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: N/A.
Keywords
Disability Evaluation, Female, Hand Strength/physiology, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Muscle Strength Dynamometer, Recovery of Function/physiology, Reproducibility of Results, Stroke/physiopathology, Stroke/rehabilitation
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