CORRELATION OF HAND GRIP STRENGTH WITH LENGTH, BREADTH AND SPAN OF DOMINANT HAND IN MALE AND FEMALE PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY.

Ankita Merchant, Shilpa Chourasia

Abstract


A cross-sectional study was carried out to study the correlation of Hand grip strength with length, breadth and span of dominant hand in male and
female patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus aged 40 to 60 years. Participants were assessed for Hand grip strength using Jamar handheld
dynamometer, measuring tape was used to assess Hand length, breadth and span of the dominant hand. Results of this study demonstrated that a fair
correlation was seen for hand grip strength with hand length for male and female population whereas Hand span correlated fairly in males and
weakly in females; hand breadth correlated weakly in both gender diabetic population. The study concludes that hand length has a better correlation
with hand grip strength in both gender patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus than hand breadth and hand span.


Keywords


Hand grip strength, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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