Poster Session  |   August 2016
Is Higher Grip and Arm-Curl Strength Correlated to Better Hand Function in Community-Dwelling Older Adults?
Author Affiliations
  • Indiana University
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Hand and Upper Extremity / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 2016
Is Higher Grip and Arm-Curl Strength Correlated to Better Hand Function in Community-Dwelling Older Adults?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011505120p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO2064
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011505120p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO2064
Abstract

Date Presented 4/7/2016

What is the correlation between muscle strength of the upper extremity and hand function in older adults? Our study shows that arm-curl strength, rather than grip strength, is correlated with hand function. An arm-curl strength test may be used to predict hand function performance in older clients.

Primary Author and Speaker: Chiung-ju Liu

Additional Authors and Speakers: Aaron Frederick, Elaine Fess, Kristen Utley, Jessica Bertram, Deana Schuman