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This one test could predict future disabilities in your patients.
Grip strength is increasingly becoming an important factor for determining overall health and fitness in patients. Studies have associated low grip strength with disabilities later in life, and postoperative complications. Richard Bohannon, PT EdD. of the University of Connecticut recently published a study in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy which correlated grip strength with a patient’s walking ability. Bohannon’s conclusion underscores the importance of Grip testing in clinical settings, “Given its predictive validity and simplicity, dynamometrically measured grip strength should be considered as a vital sign useful for screening middle-aged and older adults.”
JTECH Medical offers a range of Grip dynamometers to meet your testing and documentation needs so you can focus on providing the best care to your patients.
Information drawn from the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy Vol. 31;1:08. Hand-Grip Dynamometry Predicts Future. Outcomes in Aging Adults. Richard W. Bohannon, PT, EdD.