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Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal
Year : 2014, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 115) Last page : ( 119)
Print ISSN : 0973-5666. Online ISSN : 0973-5674.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0973-5674.8.2.071

Measurement of Reliability in Grip Strength

Anumula Satish Kumar, Faculty, Beku Chaitanya, Faculty, Murthy Y S N, Director Cum Secretory

College of Physiotherapy, Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, Andhra Mahila Sabha, Vidyanagar, Hyderabad

Online published on 23 May, 2014.

Abstract

Objective of Study

Research techniques are a form of collecting and Interpreting data depending on the nature of the research. It is a planned Procedure, not a spontaneous one. It is focused and limited to a specific Scope (7). This study explains and discusses the procedure and Technique used to check the reliability of grip strength instrument (T.K.K. 5710, Grip-D Takei, Tokyo, Japan [Takei Scientific Instruments Co., Ltd]).

Design of the Study

Experimental design of single-Group Repeated measurements.

Method

For the purpose of study, a total of 27 participants took part in The grip strength test. All of them are students of a university. The test was Held during class hours. To perform the hand grip strength test a digital Dynamometer (T.K.K. 5101, grip-D Takei, Tokyo, Japan [Takei Scientific Instruments Co., Ltd]) is used.

Results

The data of week 1 and 2 is analyzed using SSPS. Descriptive Statistics was used for exploring the data along with normality test.

Conclusions

It can be concluded that validity is more important than Reliability because if an instrument does not accurately measure what it is Supposed to, there is no reason to use it even if it measures consistently.

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Keywords

Grip StrengthReliabilityValidity And Instrument.

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