Longitudinal hand grip and pinch strength recovery in the child with burns

L. Roberts, M. I. Alvarada, K. McElroy, R. L. Rutan, M. H. Desai, David Herndon, M. C. Robson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Hand strength of seven patients was evaluated prospectively. A range-of-motion exercise program, compression therapy, and splinting schedules were provided. Fine prehension; lateral, tip-to-tip, and tripod pinch were measured by pinch meter. Grip strength was measured by dynamometer. Comparisons were made between test strengths and published norms for age and sex with analysis of variance. Significance was accepted at p < 0.05. At discharge, all four strength measurements were significantly less than normal for age and sex. Grip and tripod strengths were improved by 6 weeks. All measurements were improved at 6 months after discharge, although grip and lateral pinch remained significantly less than norms. In conclusion, the measurements of tip-to-tip and tripod pinch at 6 months may not signify limitations in performance of activities of daily living. In spite of significantly lower than normal grip and lateral strength measurements at 6 months, it cannot be determined whether this hinders performance of daily living skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993

Fingerprint

Pinch Strength
Hand Strength
Burns
Activities of Daily Living
Articular Range of Motion
Analysis of Variance
Appointments and Schedules
Exercise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

Cite this

Roberts, L., Alvarada, M. I., McElroy, K., Rutan, R. L., Desai, M. H., Herndon, D., & Robson, M. C. (1993). Longitudinal hand grip and pinch strength recovery in the child with burns. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 14(1), 99-101.

Longitudinal hand grip and pinch strength recovery in the child with burns. / Roberts, L.; Alvarada, M. I.; McElroy, K.; Rutan, R. L.; Desai, M. H.; Herndon, David; Robson, M. C.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1993, p. 99-101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Roberts, L, Alvarada, MI, McElroy, K, Rutan, RL, Desai, MH, Herndon, D & Robson, MC 1993, 'Longitudinal hand grip and pinch strength recovery in the child with burns', Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 99-101.
Roberts L, Alvarada MI, McElroy K, Rutan RL, Desai MH, Herndon D et al. Longitudinal hand grip and pinch strength recovery in the child with burns. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1993;14(1):99-101.
Roberts, L. ; Alvarada, M. I. ; McElroy, K. ; Rutan, R. L. ; Desai, M. H. ; Herndon, David ; Robson, M. C. / Longitudinal hand grip and pinch strength recovery in the child with burns. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1993 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 99-101.
@article{c2113344003f42f2b43f21e205616875,
title = "Longitudinal hand grip and pinch strength recovery in the child with burns",
abstract = "Hand strength of seven patients was evaluated prospectively. A range-of-motion exercise program, compression therapy, and splinting schedules were provided. Fine prehension; lateral, tip-to-tip, and tripod pinch were measured by pinch meter. Grip strength was measured by dynamometer. Comparisons were made between test strengths and published norms for age and sex with analysis of variance. Significance was accepted at p < 0.05. At discharge, all four strength measurements were significantly less than normal for age and sex. Grip and tripod strengths were improved by 6 weeks. All measurements were improved at 6 months after discharge, although grip and lateral pinch remained significantly less than norms. In conclusion, the measurements of tip-to-tip and tripod pinch at 6 months may not signify limitations in performance of activities of daily living. In spite of significantly lower than normal grip and lateral strength measurements at 6 months, it cannot be determined whether this hinders performance of daily living skills.",
author = "L. Roberts and Alvarada, {M. I.} and K. McElroy and Rutan, {R. L.} and Desai, {M. H.} and David Herndon and Robson, {M. C.}",
year = "1993",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "14",
pages = "99--101",
journal = "Journal of Burn Care and Research",
issn = "1559-047X",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Longitudinal hand grip and pinch strength recovery in the child with burns

AU - Roberts, L.

AU - Alvarada, M. I.

AU - McElroy, K.

AU - Rutan, R. L.

AU - Desai, M. H.

AU - Herndon, David

AU - Robson, M. C.

PY - 1993

Y1 - 1993

N2 - Hand strength of seven patients was evaluated prospectively. A range-of-motion exercise program, compression therapy, and splinting schedules were provided. Fine prehension; lateral, tip-to-tip, and tripod pinch were measured by pinch meter. Grip strength was measured by dynamometer. Comparisons were made between test strengths and published norms for age and sex with analysis of variance. Significance was accepted at p < 0.05. At discharge, all four strength measurements were significantly less than normal for age and sex. Grip and tripod strengths were improved by 6 weeks. All measurements were improved at 6 months after discharge, although grip and lateral pinch remained significantly less than norms. In conclusion, the measurements of tip-to-tip and tripod pinch at 6 months may not signify limitations in performance of activities of daily living. In spite of significantly lower than normal grip and lateral strength measurements at 6 months, it cannot be determined whether this hinders performance of daily living skills.

AB - Hand strength of seven patients was evaluated prospectively. A range-of-motion exercise program, compression therapy, and splinting schedules were provided. Fine prehension; lateral, tip-to-tip, and tripod pinch were measured by pinch meter. Grip strength was measured by dynamometer. Comparisons were made between test strengths and published norms for age and sex with analysis of variance. Significance was accepted at p < 0.05. At discharge, all four strength measurements were significantly less than normal for age and sex. Grip and tripod strengths were improved by 6 weeks. All measurements were improved at 6 months after discharge, although grip and lateral pinch remained significantly less than norms. In conclusion, the measurements of tip-to-tip and tripod pinch at 6 months may not signify limitations in performance of activities of daily living. In spite of significantly lower than normal grip and lateral strength measurements at 6 months, it cannot be determined whether this hinders performance of daily living skills.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0027536142&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0027536142&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 14

SP - 99

EP - 101

JO - Journal of Burn Care and Research

JF - Journal of Burn Care and Research

SN - 1559-047X

IS - 1

ER -