Outcome Measures for an Aged hand function

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Introduction

Hand function is vital to human activities and independent living not only that it is influences task performance especially those tasks that requires dexterity[1], however, hand function such as hand dextrity and prehension including pinch and grip strength decreases due to impact of ageing among older adults. This impact is not far from physiological changes associated with ageing such as decline and structural changes in older adults hands musculoskeletal system, vascular and nerve supply nerve and receptors etc. Therefore, it is essential to assess hand functions with an outcome measure most especially in this population to guage quantitative evaluation and specific treatment approaches of hand function.

The Outcome measures

References

  1. Lawrence EL, Dayanidhi S, Fassola I, Requejo P, Leclercq C, Winstein CJ, Valero-Cuevas FJ. Outcome measures for hand function naturally reveal three latent domains in older adults: strength, coordinated upper extremity function, and sensorimotor processing. Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 2015 Jun 5;7:108.