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Is hand-held dynamometry useful for the measurement of quadriceps strength in older people? A comparison with the gold standard Bodex dynamometry.

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BACKGROUND: The lower limb muscle strength is an important determinant of physical function in older people. However, measurement in clinical and epidemiological settings has been limited because of the requirement for large-scale equipment. A protocol using a novel, versatile hand-held dynamometer (HHD) has been developed to measure the quadriceps strength in a supine position. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the validity of this new methodology for measuring the lower l...

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Publisher copy:
10.1159/000091824

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Martin, HJ More by this author
Syddall, HE More by this author
Dennison, EM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Gerontology
Volume:
52
Issue:
3
Pages:
154-159
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1423-0003
ISSN:
0304-324X
URN:
uuid:47403dbb-3971-49d2-92d9-0f5735ca26a8
Source identifiers:
125579
Local pid:
pubs:125579

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