Prediction of Jamar Grip Strength Value Using Modified Aneroid Spyhgmomanometer Cuff Method

Lusia Pujianita, Tertianto Prabowo, Marietta Shanti Prananta

Abstract


Objective: the aim of the study was to know the prediction of Jamar grip strength value by using aneroid sphygmomanometer cuff method in adults.

Methods: this study involved 120 subjects, age 20-59 years old. The grip strength of subjects were measured using Jamar dynamometer and aneroid sphygmomanometer cuff method. Spearman analysis was used to evaluate the correlation between variables and grip strength. Forward stepwise was used to analyse regression Jamar dynamometer using aneroid sphygmomanometer cuff method.

Results: There was weak correlation (r<0.4) between grip strength with age and BMI, moderate correlation  (r = 0.4-0.6) for grip circumference, and also strong correlation r= (0.6-0.8) for sex, hand length, and hand width. Jamar grip strength value can be predict using spyghmomanometer with formula (0.1157 x Sphygmomanometer grip strength value) – (5.696 x sex) + (0.0824 x age) (female =1, male= 0).

Conclusions: Grip strength had correlation with physiological variables. Variables  to predict Jamar grip strength using sphygmomanometer were sex and age. Regression analysis showed that spyhgmomanometer can be used as an alternative to measure grip strength and has a valid  value to predict the Jamar grip strength value.

 

DOI: 10.15850/ijihs.v5n1.


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