Dynamometer measurements of hand-grip strength predict multiple outcomes

Percept Mot Skills. 2001 Oct;93(2):323-8. doi: 10.2466/pms.2001.93.2.323.


Hand-grip strength, which can be measured easily and objectively using a dynamometer, is predictive of multiple outcomes among a variety of subjects. Although the literature is not fully consistent, it tends to support grip strength as a predictor of postoperative complications, mortality, and functional decline. Hand-grip dynamometry may merit broader application as a screening procedure.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease / mortality*
  • Hand Strength*
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Postoperative Complications / mortality*
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Survival Analysis