Grip strength in end stage renal disease

Percept Mot Skills. 1994 Dec;79(3 Pt 2):1523-6. doi: 10.2466/pms.1994.79.3f.1523.


The grip strength of 110 patients with end stage renal disease was measured. Their grip strength tended to be low compared with published norms. Significant correlations were found between the patients' grip strength and their gender, height, weight, and diabetic status. A regression equation including gender, height, and diabetic status as independent variables explained more than 40% of the variance in patients' grip strength.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Body Weight / physiology
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / physiopathology
  • Diabetic Nephropathies / rehabilitation
  • Female
  • Hand Strength / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / physiopathology*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / rehabilitation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reference Values
  • Sex Factors