GS. Grip Strength

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

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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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