dynamometry


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dynamometry

(di?na-mom'e-tre)
The process of obtaining quantifiable measurements of muscular strength, power, and/or endurance. See: dynamometer

dynamometry

measurement of external force production by a human subject in a specific exercise such as knee extension or hand grip; may be performed either statically or dynamically, the latter in either concentric or eccentric mode, at a specified angular velocity. See also grip dynamometer, isokinetic.
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Correlation of isokinetic and novel hand-held dynamometry measures of knee flexion and extension strength testing.
Reliability of dynamometry to quantify isometric strength following traumatic brain injury.
1997) Reference values for extremity muscle strength obtained by hand-held dynamometry from adults aged 20 to 79 years.
Additionally, each patient was assessed for a series of Timed Balance performances (standing with eyes open and closed while standing on one leg or two legs up to 30 seconds), and lower extremity Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) by handheld dynamometry to evaluate concurrent validity.
Extremity muscle strength was measured by hand-held dynamometry or manual muscle testing [eg, Medical Research Council (MRC) scoring] in 4 studies as noted in Table 4 and defined in Table 5.
1986) Test-retest reliability of hand-held dynamometry during a single session of strength assessment.
The pre-participation examination may include assessment of muscle strength with hand-held dynamometry (HHD) (Kolber et al 2007).
Muscle torque relationship between hand-held dynamometry and isometric measurement in children ages 9 to 11.
Isometric muscle performance, as measured by grip strength dynamometry, declined, probably as a result of a transient increase in tissue turgor known to occur with r-hGH therapy.
Strength, robustness, and the preset grip patterns were clear improvements of the i-LIMB Pulse over the i-LIMB hand, although the dynamometry scores were highly variable, which was probably due to variations in the way the handle was grasped over trials.
Drolet M, Noreau L, Vachon J, Moffet J (1999) Muscle strength changes as measured by dynamometry following functional rehabilitation in individuals with spinal cord injury.