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Title: Clinical measures of handgrip limitation relate to impaired pinch grip force control after stroke.
Authors: Blennerhassett, Jannette M;Carey, Leeanne M;Matyas, Thomas A
Affiliation: Austin Health: Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Center, Kew, Victoria, Australia. jannette.blennerhassett@austin.org.au
Issue Date: 9-Jul-2008
Citation: Journal of Hand Therapy : Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists; 21(3): 245-52; quiz 253
Abstract: This study examined whether clinical measures of handgrip limitation relate to laboratory measures of grip force impairment during a pinch grip, lift, and hold task post-stroke. Handgrip ability in 45 people with stroke who had residual grip ability was examined relative to 45 age-matched healthy adults. The clinical tests included items from a) the Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test; b) the Motor Assessment Scale; c) the Functional Independence Measure (FIM); and d) a custom-designed survey about hand-use in daily life. The laboratory test was summarized by principal components: 1) Pre-Lift Delay and 2) Grip Force Dyscontrol. For the stroke group, a moderate to strong correlation was found between Pre-Lift Delay and each clinical measure of handgrip limitation (rs=0.70-0.85) except the FIM (rs=0.38-0.49). In contrast, Grip Force Dyscontrol was not associated with handgrip limitation on any of the clinical tests (rs=-0.08 to 0.18).
Internal ID Number: 18652969
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10647
DOI: 10.1197/j.jht.2007.10.021
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18652969
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Activities of Daily Living
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Case-Control Studies
Disability Evaluation
Female
Hand Strength.physiology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Motor Skills.physiology
Pinch Strength.physiology
Principal Component Analysis
Stroke.physiopathology
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