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Type of Article : Review

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 6 | Page No. 1288-1293

Date of Publication: 11-12-2015

DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.193


Vengata Subramani Manoharan *, Subramanian Ganesh sundaram, Jacob Isaac Jason.

Physiotherapy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Universiti Kuala Lumpur- Royal College of Medicine Perak, Malaysia.

Corresponding author: Mr. Vengata Subramani Manoharan, Physiotherapy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Universiti Kuala Lumpur- Royal College of Medicine Perak, Malaysia.


Hand is a vital and inevitable organ for humans. It functions start from a fine to gross motor activities. Many daily functions and sports events require high activity of hands. Hand and forearm muscles are important in grip strength. The American society of hand therapist (ASHT) recommended testing protocol in which the subject is seated upright against the back of a chair with flat on the floor. A literature survey covering the fields of ergonomics, medicine, biology and anthropology was conducted to develop a database. We suggest that a standard method is needed to enable more consistent measurement of grip strength and better assessment.
KEY WORDS: Hand Grip, Strength, Muscles, Hand therapist, Ergonomics, Assessment. 


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Vengata Subramani Manoharan, Subramanian Ganesh sundaram, Jacob Isaac Jason. FACTORS AFFECTING HAND GRIP STRENGTH AND ITS EVALUATION: A SYSTEMIC REVIEW. Int J Physiother Res 2015;3(6):1288-1293. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.193




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