International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part L (2016)
Study of correlation between hand circumference and maximum grip strength (MGS)
Dr. Sunil Kumar, Dr. Hardika Upadhyay, Dr. JM Jadeja, Dr. Neeta Mehta
Normal hand grip strength is positively related to normal bone mineral density in postmenopausal women and increased mortality from cardiovascular disease and from cancer in men.
Aims & Objective: The objective of this study was to establish the correlations between anthropometric data and Body Mass Index (BMI) with maximal grip strength (MGS).
rnMaterials and Methods:
40 males and 40 females in the age group 17-19 years were recruited for the study. MGS was measured with a computerized Hand Dynamometer (AD Instrument, Australia). BMI, forearm circumference and hand circumference were measured.
There was a positive correlation between all anthropometric data and MGS in both males and females. The hand circumference had the strongest correlation with MGS in both males and females for right hand. However, the correlation was observed only in females for the left hand.
rnConclusion: Hand circumference is a good indicator to predict normal MGS than BMI and forearm circumference.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sunil Kumar, Dr. Hardika Upadhyay, Dr. JM Jadeja, Dr. Neeta Mehta. Study of correlation between hand circumference and maximum grip strength (MGS). International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(1): 771-773.