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Enhancing the examiner's resisting force improves the reliability of manual muscle strength measurements: comparison of a new device with hand-held dynamometry.

Authors
  • Lu, Tung-Wu
  • Hsu, Horng-Chaung
  • Chang, Ling-Ying
  • Chen, Hao-Ling
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of rehabilitation medicine
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2007
Volume
39
Issue
9
Pages
679–684
Identifiers
PMID: 17999004
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The resistance-enhanced dynamometer had very good reliability. Enhancing the examiner's resisting force appeared to improve the reliability of manual muscle strength measurements. The resistance-enhanced dynamometer is useful for muscle strength measurements in clinical practice.

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