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

[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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