GS. Grip Strength Module

Start of GS. Grip Strength
 
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?

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? <> 1 R agrees to take measurement 2 R refuses to take measurement 3 R is unable to take measurement  »
 
   
 
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

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 includes GS010 »
 
     
   
GS011

IWER: Specify other reason

IWER: SPECIFY OTHER REASON
     
GS002

IWER: Record respondent status

IWER: 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
 
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? <> 1 R agrees to take measurement 2 R refuses to take measurement 3 R is unable to take measurement  »
 
   
 
GS003

INTERVIEWER STOP TEST.

INTERVIEWER STOP TEST.

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? = 1 R agrees to take measurement 2 R refuses to take measurement 3 R is unable to take measurement  »
 
   
 
If IWER: Record respondent status = 2 »
 
     
   
GS004

Which is your dominant hand?

WHICH IS YOUR DOMINANT HAND?

1 Right hand
2 Left hand
     
 
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.

1 Continue
   
 
If (IWER: 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 (IWER: Record respondent status = 2) »
 
     
   
GS006

LEFT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT.

LEFT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT.

0..100
     
   
GS007

LEFT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT.

LEFT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT.

0..100
     
 
If (IWER: 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 (IWER: Record respondent status = 3) »
 
     
   
GS008

RIGHT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT.

RIGHT HAND, FIRST MEASUREMENT.

0..100
     
   
GS009

RIGHT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT.

RIGHT HAND, SECOND MEASUREMENT.

0..100
     
 
GS012

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

IWER: HOW MUCH EFFORT DID R GIVE TO THIS MEASUREMENT?

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
   
 
GS013

IWER: What was the R's position for this test?

IWER: WHAT WAS THE R'S POSITION FOR THIS TEST?

1 Standing
2 Sitting
3 Lying down
   
 
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?

1 Yes
5 No
   
End of GS. Grip Strength