Isometric muscle strength in children and adolescents using Handheld dynamometry: reliability and normative data for the Brazilian population.

Citation data:

Brazilian journal of physical therapy, ISSN: 1809-9246, Vol: 22, Issue: 6, Page: 474-483

Publication Year:
2018
Citations 1
Citation Indexes 1
PMID:
29802034
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.04.006
Author(s):
Daloia, Lígia Maria Tezo; Leonardi-Figueiredo, Marisa Maia; Martinez, Edson Zangiacomi; Mattiello-Sverzut, Ana Claudia
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Health Professions; Medicine
article description
Isometric muscle strength measured by Handheld dynamometer indicates physical ability. There is no normative data for the Brazilian population. This study aims (a) to describe the development of isometric muscle strength in healthy children and adolescents 5-15 years of age; (b) to evaluate Handheld dynamometer inter and intra-rater reliability.