Validation of a new hand grip dynamometer

K. J. Reynolds, D. Chapman, N. Massy-Westropp

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INTRODUCTION: The measurement of grip strength is a widely used clinical assessment tool for evaluation of hand strength. However, devices that are currently used have a number of limitations associated with them. Working with primary and allied healthcare professionals, the Flinders Medical Devices & Technologies research group at Flinders University has developed a new device for measurement of hand grip strength [1]. The objective of this study was to validate the new Flinders dynamometer against the Jamar dynamometer, which is generally accepted as the ‘gold standard’ grip strength measuring device [2].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-417
Number of pages2
JournalAustralasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • Medical Sciences--Experimental Medicine, Laboratory Technique
  • Standard deviation
  • Confidence intervals
  • Clinical trials


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