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Title: Fuerza prensil de mano y su asociación con la edad, género y dominancia de extremidad superior en adultos mayores autovalentes insertos en la comunidad. Un estudio exploratorio
Other Titles: Association of grip strength with gender age and handedness in 116 older people
Authors: Guede Rojas, Francisco Alfonso
Chirosa Ríos, Luis Javier
Vergara Ríos, César
Fuentes Contreras, Jorge
Delgado Paredes, Francisco
Valderrama Campos, María José
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Background: Hand grip strength could be influenced by gender, age and handedness. Aim: To describe differences in grip strength for age, gender and upper extremity handedness in non-disabled community-dwelling older adults. Material and Methods: We studied 47 males aged 72.3 ± 5.6 years and 69 females 72.4 ± 6.0 years who were divided in two age groups (65-70 and ≥ 71 years old). Grip strength was determined by a standardized protocol using a hand dynamometer. Results: There was an inverse correlation between grip strength and age in both hands only among men (p ≤ 0.05). When analyzing both genders, there was a significant inverse correlation between grip strength and age only in the dominant hand (p ≤ 0.05). Strength was higher in the dominant hand in both genders (p ≤ 0.05). It was also higher in men, compared to women in the two age groups studied (p ≤ 0.05). Conclusions: Grip strength is higher in men than women, it decreases with age and is higher in the dominant hand.
Sponsorship: Proyecto financiado por el Fondo Nacional de Investigación en Salud (FONIS), perteneciente a la Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT), código de proyecto SA12I2229.
Publisher: Sociedad Medica de Santiago
Keywords: Aged
Functional laterality
Gender
Geriatric assessment
Hand strength
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/49245
ISSN: 0034-9887
Citation: Guede Rojas, F.A.; et al. Fuerza prensil de mano y su asociación con la edad, género y dominancia de extremidad superior en adultos mayores autovalentes insertos en la comunidad. Un estudio exploratorio. Revista Médica de Chile, 143(8): 995-1000 (2015). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/49245]
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