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Hand grip strength test and its use in nutritional assessment

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This paper reviews the methodological and physiological aspects of hand grip strength measurement. Hand grip strength assesses skeletal muscle function and has received increasing attention from physicians and health-related researchers in the last years. Recently, it has deserved particular attention as an indicator of nutritional status, particularly in hospitalized patients. Sex, age, height, body mass and the dominant hand of the subjects are the main factors that influence the measure. T...

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Journal:
Revista de Nutricao
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
223-235
Publication date:
2008-03-01
ISSN:
1415-5273
Source identifiers:
467233
Language:
Portuguese
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2014-06-21

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