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A preliminary study on the hand grip and pinch strength among adults in an indigenous people community in Royal Belum Forest, Malaysia.

Bani, Nurul Aini; Noor, Norliza Mohd; Aris, Siti Armiza Mohd; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Kaidi, Hazilah Mad; Jalil, Siti Zura Abd; Usman, Sahnius; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar

Authors

Nurul Aini Bani

Norliza Mohd Noor

Siti Armiza Mohd Aris

Mohd Nabil Muhtazaruddin

Hazilah Mad Kaidi

Siti Zura Abd Jalil

Sahnius Usman

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Abdullahi Abubakar Mas'ud

Abstract

Handgrip strength is a general indicator of muscle strength and nutritional status of an adult population, and is linked with premature mortality as well as physical disabilities. In this preliminary study, handgrip strength among adults in an indigenous community in Malaysia is measured using a crosssectional study design. Structured questionnaires on sociodemographic characteristics, medical history, and hand strength measurements were taken. Overall, 28 adults aged 25 years and older participated in this study with 64.23% being males and 100% being from the Jahai tribe. The overall sample mean (standard deviation) age was 39.8 (±13.2) years. As expected, males have significantly higher recorded measurement than females (p < 0.05) both in handgrip and hand pinch strength with mean (standard deviation) of 30.6 (±10.5) and 6.1 (±2.4) respectively.

Start Date Nov 5, 2017
Publication Date Dec 21, 2017
Electronic ISSN 2159-3450
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Article Number 8228207
Pages 2099-2103
Series ISSN 2159-3450
ISBN 9781509011353
Institution Citation BANI, N.A., MOHD NOOR, N., MOHD ARIS, S.A., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., MAD KAIDI, H., JALIL, S.Z.A., USMAN, S., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and MAS'UD, A.A. 2017. A preliminary study on the hand grip and pinch strength among adults in an indigenous people community in Royal Belum Forest, Malaysia. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE region 10 conference (TENCON 2017), 5-8 November 2017, Penang, Malaysia. New York: IEEE [online], article number 8228207, pages 2099-2103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.2017.8228207
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.2017.8228207
Keywords Hand grip strength; Hand pinch strength; Indigenous people; Socio demographic; Test

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