Relationship between Handgrip Strength, Flexibility and Anthropometric Measures in Elderly Population: A Cross-Sectional Study

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Jagpreet Singh


The aging process leads to biological changes that affect the physical performance and nutritional status of older adults. The objective this study is to determine the association between physical performance and anthropometric and body composition variables in the elderly. This is a cross-sectional study. To verify the correlation between handgrip strength (HGS) and flexibility with age and anthropometric variables in the elderly. This was a cross-sectional home-based study of elderly individuals. Gender, age, HGS, flexibility, arm muscle circumference (AMC), corrected arm muscle area (CAMA), and body mass index (BMI) were recorded. A total of 420 elderly individuals were evaluated. Correlations of HGS with age, AMC and CAMA, in both genders, were observed. BMI correlated with HGS only in females. Flexibility correlated with BMI in males. In the multivariate analysis, age and AMC were predictive variables of the HGS variation in females. In males, age was the only variable predictive of HGS, and BMI was the predictor of flexibility variation. The results indicate a probable influence of age and anthropometric variables in muscular strength, as well as that of excess weight in flexibility limitation.

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Jagpreet Singh. (2023). Relationship between Handgrip Strength, Flexibility and Anthropometric Measures in Elderly Population: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(8s), 878–884.
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Jagpreet Singh

Research Scholar, University of Technology, Jaipur


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