A review of the measurement of grip strength in clinical and epidemiological studies: towards a standardised approach.
BACKGROUND: the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People has developed a clinical definition of sarcopenia based on low muscle mass and reduced muscle function (strength or performance). Grip strength is recommended as a good simple measure of muscle strength when 'measured in standard conditions'. However, standard conditions remain to be defined. METHODS: a literature search was conducted to review articles describing the measurement of grip strength listed in Medline, Web of Sc...Expand abstract
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