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REFERENCE VALUES FOR KNEE EXTENSION STRENGTH OBTAINED BY HAND-HELD DYNAMOMETRY FROM APPARENTLY HEALTHY OLDER ADULTS: A META-ANALYSIS

R.W. Bohannon

J Frailty Aging 2017;6(4):199-201

Normative reference values for knee extension strength obtained by hand-held dynamometry from adults 60 to 79 years were derived using summary data from 3 studies. The studies, which were identified through PubMed and a hand-search, contributed data from between 3 and 29 individuals for each age, gender, and side stratum. Meta-analysis was employed to consolidate knee extension strength data. Strength, normalized against body weight, ranged 35.6% for the nondominant side of 70 to 79 year old women to 48.8% for the nondominant side of 60 to 69 year old men. These values are more informative than those previously published in individual studies. However, reference values derived from a large population-based sample are needed.

CITATION:
R.W. Bohannon (2017): Reference Values for Knee Extension Strength Obtained by Hand-held Dynamometry from Apparently Healthy Older Adults: A Meta-analysis. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2017.32

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