Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Evaluating Pain and Comfort Differences Between the Bulb and Jamar Dynamometers and Establishing Norms for the Bulb Dynamometer
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Article Information
Arthritis / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Hand and Upper Extremity / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Rheumatoid Arthritis / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Evaluating Pain and Comfort Differences Between the Bulb and Jamar Dynamometers and Establishing Norms for the Bulb Dynamometer
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500060. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8027
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500060. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8027
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

This study presents norms for the bulb dynamometer for the older adult population. The study demonstrates that the bulb dynamometer is less painful and more comfortable to use compared to the Jamar dynamometer. Regressions show that age and gender have a significant impact on grip strength.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rochelle Mendonca

Additional Authors and Speakers: Colleen Maher, Jennifer Wright, Maribeth Keith, Aaron Simon, Angeline Danan, Rachelle Aningalan, Vien Phan