GS. Grip Strength

GS. Grip Strength module of SHARE 2006

Start of GS. Grip Strength

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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. Yes
2. No
3. Unable to take measurement

If Willing to have handgrip measured (GS001) != 1. Yes

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GS010
Why not completed gs test

IWER:WHY DIDN''T R 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)

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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
4. Respondent is unable to use either hand

If Willing to have handgrip measured (GS001) = 1. Yes

If Record respondent status (GS002) = 1. Respondent has the use of both hands

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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 or Record respondent status (GS002) = 2. Respondent is unable to use right hand

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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 or Record respondent status (GS002) = 3. Respondent is unable to use left hand

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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 discomforts
3. R did not appear to give full effort, but no obvious reason for this

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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

End of GS. Grip Strength