Comparison of Hand Grip Strength Between Physiotherapy Students and Dental Students

Authors

  • Neha Lakshmanan
  • Senthilkumar S
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/byy8db25

Keywords:

Physiotherapy students,Dental students, Hand grip strength, Hand dynamometer.

Abstract

occupations, having a strong grip is a necessary requirement for success. Differences in the nature of the work,
the workplace, and the things that professionals handle may be responsible for these behaviors. A good hand grip
is highly helpful in a variety of hand-intensive occupations like physiotherapy and dentistry. Musculoskeletal
disorders, especially in the hand and wrist region, are common and have a great impact on work life.
Purpose: The need for this study is to evaluate and compare the differences in hand grip strength between
physiotherapy and dental students and to see if clinical training for physiotherapy students and dental students
will have an impact on their hand grip strength.
Materials and methods: 100 subjects were selected from Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences
based on the selection criteria where 50 subjects were physiotherapy students(interns) and 50 subjects were dental
students(interns). The hand grip strength of the subjects was assessed with the help of a hand dynamometer and
the measurements were recorded. The entire study was conducted from November 2022 to March 2023.
Result: The results of this study shows that there was a difference between both the groups and that physiotherapy
students have better hand grip when compared to the dental students.
Conclusion: The results and the data obtained from this research concluded that grip strength of physiotherapy
students is more than that of dental students.

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Author Biographies

  • Neha Lakshmanan

    Undergraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Senthilkumar S

    Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Prathap Suganthirababu

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Comparison of Hand Grip Strength Between Physiotherapy Students and Dental Students. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 657-661. https://doi.org/10.37506/byy8db25