F. Grip Strength

In JSTAR, grip strength was measured using a handheld dynamometer (Smedley type, Hand Grip Meter, No. 6103, TANITA, Tokyo, 75 kg) in the dominant hand.

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F-000 Question [Interviewer: Read the following sentence to encourage respondent to cooperate with the grip strength test. If respondent refuses, do not argue.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] Now, to evaluate your health, I would like to measure your grip strength. Grip strength is considered to be an effective index for predicting your health a year from now. We appreciate your cooperation. May I continue?
F-001 Question [Interviewer: Show respondent grip strength measuring tool and ask for his or her cooperation.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] In this test, I will ask you to grasp this handle as strongly as possible for 2,3 seconds with your dominant hand, or if your dominant hand is disabled, with your other hand, and release. I will perform this test only once. May I perform the test?
F-002 Question [Interviewer: Assess the condition of the respondent. Do not read the following choices out loud.]
F-003 Question Which is your dominant hand?
F-004-2 Question asked of interviewer [Interviewer: Indicate which hand was measured.]
F-004-3 Question asked of interviewer [Interviewer: Enter score, rounding off to closest kg.]
F-005-2 Question asked of interviewer [Interviewer: Indicate which hand was measured.]
F-005-3 Question asked of interviewer [Interviewer: Enter score, rounding off to closest kg.]
F-006 Question asked of interviewer [Interviewer: Read the following, and then indicate who answered the questions in this section.] This concludes this section. Thank you for your cooperation. [Proxy means child or caregiver]
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F-000

[Interviewer: Read the following sentence to encourage respondent to cooperate with the grip strength test. If respondent refuses, do not argue.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] Now, to evaluate your health, I would like to measure your grip strength. Grip strength is considered to be an effective index for predicting your health a year from now. We appreciate your cooperation. May I continue?

[INTERVIEWER: READ THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE TO ENCOURAGE RESPONDENT TO COOPERATE WITH THE GRIP STRENGTH TEST. IF RESPONDENT REFUSES, DO NOT ARGUE.]
[INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERVIEWER TO READ:] NOW, TO EVALUATE YOUR HEALTH, I WOULD LIKE TO MEASURE YOUR GRIP STRENGTH. GRIP STRENGTH IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN EFFECTIVE INDEX FOR PREDICTING YOUR HEALTH A YEAR FROM NOW. WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION. MAY I CONTINUE?
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If [Interviewer: Read the following sentence to encourage respondent to cooperate with the grip strength test. If respondent refuses, do not argue.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] Now, to evaluate your health, I would like to measure your grip strength. Grip strength is considered to be an effective index for predicting your health a year from now. We appreciate your cooperation. May I continue? = 1. Yes »
 
   
 
F-001

[Interviewer: Show respondent grip strength measuring tool and ask for his or her cooperation.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] In this test, I will ask you to grasp this handle as strongly as possible for 2,3 seconds with your dominant hand, or if your dominant hand is disabled, with your other hand, and release. I will perform this test only once. May I perform the test?

[INTERVIEWER: SHOW RESPONDENT GRIP STRENGTH MEASURING TOOL AND ASK FOR HIS OR HER COOPERATION.]
[INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERVIEWER TO READ:] IN THIS TEST, I WILL ASK YOU TO GRASP THIS HANDLE AS STRONGLY AS POSSIBLE FOR 2,3 SECONDS WITH YOUR DOMINANT HAND, OR IF YOUR DOMINANT HAND IS DISABLED, WITH YOUR OTHER HAND, AND RELEASE. I WILL PERFORM THIS TEST ONLY ONCE. MAY I PERFORM THE TEST?
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If [Interviewer: Show respondent grip strength measuring tool and ask for his or her cooperation.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] In this test, I will ask you to grasp this handle as strongly as possible for 2,3 seconds with your dominant hand, or if your dominant hand is disabled, with your other hand, and release. I will perform this test only once. May I perform the test? = 1. Yes »
 
     
   
F-002

[Interviewer: Assess the condition of the respondent. Do not read the following choices out loud.]

[INTERVIEWER: ASSESS THE CONDITION OF THE RESPONDENT. DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING CHOICES OUT LOUD.]
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If F-002 >=1 and F-002 <=3 »
 
       
     
F-003

Which is your dominant hand?

WHICH IS YOUR DOMINANT HAND?
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F-004-2

[Interviewer: Indicate which hand was measured.]

[INTERVIEWER: INDICATE WHICH HAND WAS MEASURED.]
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F-004-3

[Interviewer: Enter score, rounding off to closest kg.]

[INTERVIEWER: ENTER SCORE, ROUNDING OFF TO CLOSEST KG.]
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F-005-2

[Interviewer: Indicate which hand was measured.]

[INTERVIEWER: INDICATE WHICH HAND WAS MEASURED.]
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F-005-3

[Interviewer: Enter score, rounding off to closest kg.]

[INTERVIEWER: ENTER SCORE, ROUNDING OFF TO CLOSEST KG.]
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F-006

[Interviewer: Read the following, and then indicate who answered the questions in this section.] This concludes this section. Thank you for your cooperation. [Proxy means child or caregiver]

[INTERVIEWER: READ THE FOLLOWING, AND THEN INDICATE WHO ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION.]
THIS CONCLUDES THIS SECTION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
[PROXY MEANS CHILD OR CAREGIVER]
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F-000
[Interviewer: Read the following sentence to encourage respondent to cooperate with the grip strength test. If respondent refuses, do not argue.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] Now, to evaluate your health, I would like to measure your grip strength. Grip strength is considered to be an effective index for predicting your health a year from now. We appreciate your cooperation. May I continue?

[INTERVIEWER: READ THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE TO ENCOURAGE RESPONDENT TO COOPERATE WITH THE GRIP STRENGTH TEST. IF RESPONDENT REFUSES, DO NOT ARGUE.]
[INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERVIEWER TO READ:] NOW, TO EVALUATE YOUR HEALTH, I WOULD LIKE TO MEASURE YOUR GRIP STRENGTH. GRIP STRENGTH IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN EFFECTIVE INDEX FOR PREDICTING YOUR HEALTH A YEAR FROM NOW. WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION. MAY I CONTINUE?
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1. Yes
2. No

If [Interviewer: Read the following sentence to encourage respondent to cooperate with the grip strength test. If respondent refuses, do not argue.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] Now, to evaluate your health, I would like to measure your grip strength. Grip strength is considered to be an effective index for predicting your health a year from now. We appreciate your cooperation. May I continue? (F-000) = 1. Yes »

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F-001
[Interviewer: Show respondent grip strength measuring tool and ask for his or her cooperation.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] In this test, I will ask you to grasp this handle as strongly as possible for 2,3 seconds with your dominant hand, or if your dominant hand is disabled, with your other hand, and release. I will perform this test only once. May I perform the test?

[INTERVIEWER: SHOW RESPONDENT GRIP STRENGTH MEASURING TOOL AND ASK FOR HIS OR HER COOPERATION.]
[INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERVIEWER TO READ:] IN THIS TEST, I WILL ASK YOU TO GRASP THIS HANDLE AS STRONGLY AS POSSIBLE FOR 2,3 SECONDS WITH YOUR DOMINANT HAND, OR IF YOUR DOMINANT HAND IS DISABLED, WITH YOUR OTHER HAND, AND RELEASE. I WILL PERFORM THIS TEST ONLY ONCE. MAY I PERFORM THE TEST?
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1. Yes
2. No
3. Not capable of being measured
4. Don't know
5. Refused to answer

If [Interviewer: Show respondent grip strength measuring tool and ask for his or her cooperation.] [Instructions for interviewer to read:] In this test, I will ask you to grasp this handle as strongly as possible for 2,3 seconds with your dominant hand, or if your dominant hand is disabled, with your other hand, and release. I will perform this test only once. May I perform the test? (F-001) = 1. Yes »

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F-002
[Interviewer: Assess the condition of the respondent. Do not read the following choices out loud.]

[INTERVIEWER: ASSESS THE CONDITION OF THE RESPONDENT. DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING CHOICES OUT LOUD.]
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1. Respondent can use both hands
2. Respondent cannot use right hand
3. Respondent cannot use left hand
4. Respondent cannot use either hand
5. Don't know

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F-003
Which is your dominant hand?

WHICH IS YOUR DOMINANT HAND?
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1. Right
2. Left
3. Don't know
4. Refused to answer

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F-004-2
[Interviewer: Indicate which hand was measured.]

[INTERVIEWER: INDICATE WHICH HAND WAS MEASURED.]
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1. Right
2. Left

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F-004-3
[Interviewer: Enter score, rounding off to closest kg.]

[INTERVIEWER: ENTER SCORE, ROUNDING OFF TO CLOSEST KG.]
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1. ___kg
2. Not possible to measure, or measurement failed

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F-005-2
[Interviewer: Indicate which hand was measured.]

[INTERVIEWER: INDICATE WHICH HAND WAS MEASURED.]
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1. Right
2. Left

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F-005-3
[Interviewer: Enter score, rounding off to closest kg.]

[INTERVIEWER: ENTER SCORE, ROUNDING OFF TO CLOSEST KG.]
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1. ___kg
2. Not possible to measure, or measurement failed

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F-006
[Interviewer: Read the following, and then indicate who answered the questions in this section.] This concludes this section. Thank you for your cooperation. [Proxy means child or caregiver]

[INTERVIEWER: READ THE FOLLOWING, AND THEN INDICATE WHO ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION.]
THIS CONCLUDES THIS SECTION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
[PROXY MEANS CHILD OR CAREGIVER]
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1. Respondent only
2. Respondent and spouse
3. Spouse only
4. Respondent and proxy (not including spouse)
5. Spouse and proxy
6. Proxy (not including spouse)

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