The Relationship between Hand Dexterity with Hand Grip Strength in Young Males

Authors

  • Angel Ling Li Qin
  • Brinnell Caszo
  • Mohammad Arshad Ikram
  • Justin Vijay Gnanou

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v17i3.19541

Keywords:

Dynamometer, Perdue Pegboard, hand dexterity and hand grip strength

Abstract

Background: Hand dexterity a measure of hand flexibility and coordination can be affected by many factors
including hand grip strength. However, there are limited studies and data about the association between hand
dexterity and grip strength in Asian population. Hence, we aim to investigate the relationship between hand
dexterity and hand grip strength in healthy males aged between 18 to 25 years old in Asian population.
Methods: Fiftyhealthy adult male participants between 18-25 years were recruited by advertisement.Hand grip
strength and hand dexterity test by using a handheld dynamometer and Purdue pegboard test, respectively was
measured. Purdue pegboard test consisted of two main parts: 1. Inserting pins into the pegboard holes using
left, right, and both hands in 30 seconds. 2. Assembly using pins, collars, and washers in one minute. Pearson
correlation coefficient and regression analysis was used to study the association between hand dexterity and hand
grip strength.
Results: The results showed no correlation between left, right and combined hand dexterity with hand grip
strength (p value = 0.481 and r = 0.099, p value = 0.181 and r value = 0.188, and p value= 0.945 and r value=
0.009) respectively. Moreover, the results also showed no statistically significant association between number of
assemblies built and grip strength (p value = 0.430 and r value=0.111).
Conclusion: Our results suggest that there is no statistically significant relationship between hand dexterity and
hand grip strength in young males aged between 18 to 25 years old. Thus, it can be concluded that hand grip
strength is not a factor that affects hand dexterity in young adult males of Asian population

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Author Biographies

  • Angel Ling Li Qin

    Student, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Brinnell Caszo

    Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Mohammad Arshad Ikram

    Associate Professor, School of Medicine, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,

  • Justin Vijay Gnanou

    Associate Professor, School of Medicine, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Published

2023-07-21

How to Cite

The Relationship between Hand Dexterity with Hand Grip Strength in Young Males. (2023). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 17(3), 3-8. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v17i3.19541