Title: Grip strength in children
Authors: De Smet, Luc ×
Vercammen, A #
Issue Date: Sep-2001
Series Title: Journal of pediatric orthopaedics. Part B / European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America vol:10 issue:4 pages:352-4
Abstract: The grip strength in a group of 487 healthy children aged between 5 years and 15 years was measured. There was a clear correlation between age and grip strength. Up to the age of 12 years, there was a striking parallellism between boys and girls. From the age of 13 years, boys developed a 25% stronger grip force than girls. The difference between the dominant and nondominant hand grip was not significant, but was constantly stronger in the right hand for right-hand dominant children. There was a high variation in grip forces (from 6.9 kg to 38.4 kg).
ISSN: 1060-152X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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