ERIC Number: EJ540907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Hand-Held Dynamometer Measurements Obtained in a Home Environment Are Reliable but Not Correlated Strongly with Function.
Bohannon, R. W.
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, v19 n4 p345-47 Dec 1996
This research report describes the reliability and validity of hand-held dynamometer measurements of knee extension force obtained from 13 patients referred for physical therapy. Results found that hand-held dynamometry can be used to obtain reliable measures of muscle strength; however, correlation between strength measures and function was not high. (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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