GS. Grip Strength

Respondent’s maximum handgrip strength is measured in this module with the aid of a dynamometer.

item label type description
MERGEID System generated Person identifier (fix across modules and waves)
HHID3 System generated Household identifier wave 3
COUNTRY System generated Country identifier
WAVEID System generated Identifier of original wave
SPLIT System generated Household split identifier
LANGUAGE System generated Language of questionnaire
CVID System generated Coverscreen sequence identifier (wave specific)
GS001 Question Willing to have handgrip measured
GS010 Question asked of interviewer Why not completed gs test
GS011 Question asked of interviewer Other reason
GS002 Question asked of interviewer Record respondent status
GS004 Question Dominant hand
GS006 Question First measurement, left hand
GS007 Question Second measurement, left hand
GS008 Question First measurement, right hand
GS009 Question Second measurement, right hand
GS012 Question asked of interviewer How much effort r gave
GS013 Question asked of interviewer The position of r for this test
GS014 Question asked of interviewer R rested his/her arms on a support
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GS001

Willing to have handgrip measured

NOW I WOULD LIKE TO ASSESS THE STRENGTH OF YOUR HAND IN A GRIPPING EXERCISE. I WILL ASK YOU TO SQUEEZE THIS HANDLE AS HARD AS YOU CAN, JUST FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS AND THEN LET GO. I WILL TAKE TWO ALTERNATE MEASUREMENTS FROM YOUR RIGHT AND YOUR LEFT HAND. WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO HAVE YOUR HANDGRIP MEASURED? IWER:DEMONSTRATE GRIP STRENGTH MEASURE
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If Willing to have handgrip measured != 1. R agrees to take measurement
2. R refuses to take measurement
3. R is unable to take measurement »
 
   
 
GS010

Why not completed gs test

IWER:WHY DIDN'T RESPONDENT COMPLETE THE GRIP STRENGTH TEST? CODE ALL THAT APPLY
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If Why not completed gs test = 97 »
 
     
   
GS011

Other reason

IWER:SPECIFY OTHER REASON
     
GS002

Record respondent status

IWER:RECORD RESPONDENT STATUS
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If Willing to have handgrip measured = 1. R agrees to take measurement
2. R refuses to take measurement
3. R is unable to take measurement »
 
   
 
If Record respondent status = 1. Respondent has the use of both hands
2. Respondent is unable to use right hand
3. Respondent is unable to use left hand »
 
     
   
GS004

Dominant hand

WHICH IS YOUR DOMINANT HAND?
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If Record respondent status = 1. Respondent has the use of both hands
2. Respondent is unable to use right hand
3. Respondent is unable to use left hand or Record respondent status = 2 »
 
     
   
GS006

First measurement, left hand

LEFT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT. IWER:ENTER THE RESULTS TO THE NEAREST INTEGER VALUE.
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GS007

Second measurement, left hand

LEFT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT. IWER:ENTER THE RESULTS TO THE NEAREST INTEGER VALUE.
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If Record respondent status = 1. Respondent has the use of both hands
2. Respondent is unable to use right hand
3. Respondent is unable to use left hand or Record respondent status = 3 »
 
     
   
GS008

First measurement, right hand

RIGHT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT. IWER:ENTER THE RESULTS TO THE NEAREST INTEGER VALUE.
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GS009

Second measurement, right hand

RIGHT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT. IWER:ENTER THE RESULTS TO THE NEAREST INTEGER VALUE.
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GS012

How much effort r gave

IWER:HOW MUCH EFFORT DID R GIVE TO THIS MEASUREMENT?
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GS013

The position of r for this test

IWER:WHAT WAS THE R''S POSITION FOR THIS TEST?
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GS014

R rested his/her arms on a support

IWER:DID R REST HIS/HER ARMS ON A SUPPORT WHILE PERFORMING THIS TEST?
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GS001
Willing to have handgrip measured

NOW I WOULD LIKE TO ASSESS THE STRENGTH OF YOUR HAND IN A GRIPPING EXERCISE. I WILL ASK YOU TO SQUEEZE THIS HANDLE AS HARD AS YOU CAN, JUST FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS AND THEN LET GO. I WILL TAKE TWO ALTERNATE MEASUREMENTS FROM YOUR RIGHT AND YOUR LEFT HAND. WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO HAVE YOUR HANDGRIP MEASURED? IWER:DEMONSTRATE GRIP STRENGTH MEASURE
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1. R agrees to take measurement
2. R refuses to take measurement
3. R is unable to take measurement

If Willing to have handgrip measured (GS001) != 1. R agrees to take measurement
2. R refuses to take measurement
3. R is unable to take measurement »


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GS010
Why not completed gs test

IWER:WHY DIDN'T RESPONDENT COMPLETE THE GRIP STRENGTH TEST? CODE ALL THAT APPLY
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1. R felt it would not be safe
2. IWER felt it would not be safe
3. R refused, no reason given
4. R tried but was unable to complete test
5. R did not understand the instructions
6. R had surgery, injury, swelling, etc. on both hands in past 6 months
97. Other (Specify)

If Why not completed gs test (GS010) = 97 »

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GS011
Other reason

IWER:SPECIFY OTHER REASON

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GS002
Record respondent status

IWER:RECORD RESPONDENT STATUS
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1. Respondent has the use of both hands
2. Respondent is unable to use right hand
3. Respondent is unable to use left hand

If Willing to have handgrip measured (GS001) = 1. R agrees to take measurement
2. R refuses to take measurement
3. R is unable to take measurement »


If Record respondent status (GS002) = 1. Respondent has the use of both hands
2. Respondent is unable to use right hand
3. Respondent is unable to use left hand »


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GS004
Dominant hand

WHICH IS YOUR DOMINANT HAND?
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1. Right hand
2. Left hand

If Record respondent status (GS002) = 1. Respondent has the use of both hands
2. Respondent is unable to use right hand
3. Respondent is unable to use left hand or Record respondent status (GS002) = 2 »


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GS006
First measurement, left hand

LEFT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT. IWER:ENTER THE RESULTS TO THE NEAREST INTEGER VALUE.
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0..100

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GS007
Second measurement, left hand

LEFT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT. IWER:ENTER THE RESULTS TO THE NEAREST INTEGER VALUE.
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0..100

If Record respondent status (GS002) = 1. Respondent has the use of both hands
2. Respondent is unable to use right hand
3. Respondent is unable to use left hand or Record respondent status (GS002) = 3 »


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GS008
First measurement, right hand

RIGHT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT. IWER:ENTER THE RESULTS TO THE NEAREST INTEGER VALUE.
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0..100

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GS009
Second measurement, right hand

RIGHT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT. IWER:ENTER THE RESULTS TO THE NEAREST INTEGER VALUE.
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0..100

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GS012
How much effort r gave

IWER:HOW MUCH EFFORT DID R GIVE TO THIS MEASUREMENT?
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1. R gave full effort
2. R was prevented from giving full effort by illness, pain, or other symptoms or

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GS013
The position of r for this test

IWER:WHAT WAS THE R''S POSITION FOR THIS TEST?
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1. Standing
2. Sitting
3. Lying down

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GS014
R rested his/her arms on a support

IWER:DID R REST HIS/HER ARMS ON A SUPPORT WHILE PERFORMING THIS TEST?
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1. Yes
5. No

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