Normative Data for Trunk and Lower Extremity Muscle Strength by Hand Held Dynamometer for Indian Children Aged 5-14 Years: A Cross Sectional Study

Reddy, Ravi Shankar Y (2012) Normative Data for Trunk and Lower Extremity Muscle Strength by Hand Held Dynamometer for Indian Children Aged 5-14 Years: A Cross Sectional Study. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 2 (6). pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to establish isometric muscle strength reference values for healthy 5 to 14 year old children for 2 trunk and 8 lower extremity muscles and to determine the effect of age, weight and height upon muscle strength. Method: Baseline hand held dynamometer was used to obtain muscle strength values for 400 (200 boys and 200 girls) children. Results: Age-referenced muscle strength values are provided for each muscle group. Muscle strength was constant till 8 years after that it increased up to 14 years with fluctuations between 11 to 13 years. Boys are found to be stronger than girls no significant differences were noted between both sides. Regression analysis shows age and weight have good effect on muscle strength than height. Conclusion: This study provides hand held dynamometer strength reference values. These values can be employed in a clinical setting to document whether any child is impaired relative to healthy subjects of same gender and age

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child, Muscle strength, Hand held dynamometer, Normative data, Reference values, Factors affecting muscle strength
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2012 06:57
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 06:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77703

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