Chiung-ju Liu, PhD, OTR, Aaron Fredrick, Elaine Fess, MS, OTR, FAOTA, CHT, Kristen Utley, Jessica Bertram, Deana Schuman; Is Higher Grip and Arm-Curl Strength Correlated to Better Hand Function in Community-Dwelling Older Adults?. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(4_Supplement_1):7011505120p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO2064.
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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
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