Grip and pinch strength were measured using the Jamar dynamometer (E-Link, Biometrics Ltd; Newport, United Kingdom) in five positions and the pinch meter as advocated by the American Society of Hand Therapists [3-4].
Table 1 presents the scores from the Jamar dynamometer, pinch meter, SHAP, and ACMC.
The authors concluded that, subject to a properly standardised method of assessment, the pinch meter was a useful means of assessing hand motor function, which might provide an early indication of individuals who then develop overt motor weakness.
A simple and inexpensive pinch meter to detect subclinical weakness among leprosy patients.
A pinch meter
will be used to measure pinch strength in the fingers laterally, tip-to-tip, and palmar (Jamar Pinch Gauge, 0-45 lb.