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Differences in dominant and non-dominant handgrip strength of male golf professionals measured using the Jamar dynamometer

Differences in dominant and non-dominant handgrip strength of male golf professionals measured using the Jamar dynamometer
Differences in dominant and non-dominant handgrip strength of male golf professionals measured using the Jamar dynamometer
Grip strength is often used clinically as an indicator of hand function and as a quick and effective outcome measure for rehabilitation. There is little published data for normative handgrip strength for specific populations. Published bilateral grip strength values provide no insight into expected ranges or relationships for professional sportsmen and women. This study explored the range and relationship of dominant and non-dominant handgrip strength in professional golfers.
A small, cross sectional study recruiting 36 professional golfers was carried out. Bilateral grip strength was measured using a JAMAR ® dynamometer and standardised measurement protocols. Results indicated that in professional golfers, non-dominant hands were significantly stronger (p=0.009, 95%CI 3.95 to 0.61) than the dominant hand by a mean of 2.28kg.
Clinicians need to consider that, for this potential patient group, optimum hand rehabilitation may need to aim for the non-dominant hand to regain a stronger grip force than the dominant hand
1758-9983
112-116
Barnes, Julie
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Adams, Jo
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Barnes, Julie
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Adams, Jo
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Barnes, Julie and Adams, Jo (2008) Differences in dominant and non-dominant handgrip strength of male golf professionals measured using the Jamar dynamometer. Hand Therapy, 12 (4), 112-116.

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Abstract

Grip strength is often used clinically as an indicator of hand function and as a quick and effective outcome measure for rehabilitation. There is little published data for normative handgrip strength for specific populations. Published bilateral grip strength values provide no insight into expected ranges or relationships for professional sportsmen and women. This study explored the range and relationship of dominant and non-dominant handgrip strength in professional golfers.
A small, cross sectional study recruiting 36 professional golfers was carried out. Bilateral grip strength was measured using a JAMAR ® dynamometer and standardised measurement protocols. Results indicated that in professional golfers, non-dominant hands were significantly stronger (p=0.009, 95%CI 3.95 to 0.61) than the dominant hand by a mean of 2.28kg.
Clinicians need to consider that, for this potential patient group, optimum hand rehabilitation may need to aim for the non-dominant hand to regain a stronger grip force than the dominant hand

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Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 69914
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69914
ISSN: 1758-9983
PURE UUID: b078c727-a959-460c-951d-8f1f7633ee98
ORCID for Jo Adams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1765-7060

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Date deposited: 10 Dec 2009
Last modified: 18 May 2019 00:38

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