GS. Grip Strength Module

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GS001
Now I would like to assess the strength of your hand in a gripping exercise. I will ask you to squeeze this handle ashard as you can, just for a couple of seconds and then let go. I will take two alternate measurements from yourright and your left hand. Would you be willing to have your 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 ASHARD AS YOU CAN, JUST FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS AND THEN LET GO. I WILL TAKE TWO ALTERNATE MEASUREMENTS FROM YOURRIGHT AND YOUR LEFT HAND. WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO HAVE YOUR HANDGRIP MEASURED?
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1 R agrees to take measurement
2 R refuses to take measurement
3 R is unable to take measurement


If Now I would like to assess the strength of your hand in a gripping exercise. I will ask you to squeeze this handle ashard as you can, just for a couple of seconds and then let go. I will take two alternate measurements from yourright and your left hand. Would you be willing to have your 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
IWER: Why didn't R complete the grip strength test? Code all that apply

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)


If 97 IN GS010 »

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GS011
IWER: Specify other reason

IWER: SPECIFY OTHER REASON

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GS002
IWER: 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 Now I would like to assess the strength of your hand in a gripping exercise. I will ask you to squeeze this handle ashard as you can, just for a couple of seconds and then let go. I will take two alternate measurements from yourright and your left hand. Would you be willing to have your 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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GS003
INTERVIEWER STOP TEST.

INTERVIEWER STOP TEST.
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1 Continue


If Now I would like to assess the strength of your hand in a gripping exercise. I will ask you to squeeze this handle ashard as you can, just for a couple of seconds and then let go. I will take two alternate measurements from yourright and your left hand. Would you be willing to have your handgrip measured? (GS001) = 1 R agrees to take measurement 2 R refuses to take measurement 3 R is unable to take measurement  »

If IWER: Record respondent status (GS002) = 2 »

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GS004
Which is your dominant hand?

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


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GS005
IWER: Position the respondent correctly. Adjust dynamometer to hand size by turning the lever and reset arrow atzero. Explain the procedure once again. Let respondent have a practice with one hand. Use scorecard to recordthe results and enter results into computer after test is finished.

IWER: POSITION THE RESPONDENT CORRECTLY. ADJUST DYNAMOMETER TO HAND SIZE BY TURNING THE LEVER AND RESET ARROW ATZERO. EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURE ONCE AGAIN. LET RESPONDENT HAVE A PRACTICE WITH ONE HAND. USE SCORECARD TO RECORDTHE RESULTS AND ENTER RESULTS INTO COMPUTER AFTER TEST IS FINISHED.
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1 Continue


If (IWER: 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 (IWER: Record respondent status (GS002) = 2) »

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GS006
LEFT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT.

LEFT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT.
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0..100


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GS007
LEFT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT.

LEFT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT.
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0..100


If (IWER: 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 (IWER: Record respondent status (GS002) = 3) »

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GS008
RIGHT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT.

RIGHT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT.
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0..100


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GS009
RIGHT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT.

RIGHT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT.
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0..100


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GS012
IWER: How much effort did R give to this measurement?

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
IWER: What was the R's position 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
IWER: Did R rest his/her arms on a support while performing this test?

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