International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part B
Evaluation of activities of daily living and its relationship with hand grip strength and pinch strength among the Indian bengalee elderly population
AUTHOR(S): Piyali Sengupta, Arpita Ghosh and Prakash Chandra Dhara
Problems: The present investigation was made to evaluate the activities of daily living and its relationship with the strength parameters. Experimental approach: Total 236 elderly persons were selected for the study having the age range 60 years and above. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) was evaluated by Katz index of independence. Strength parameters (i.e. hand grip strength and pinch strength) were measured in standard instruments by standard technique. Major findings: Maximum percentage of elderly subjects can independently done their activities of daily living. In ADL status ranking or scoring, 85.6% of subjects belongs to 6 scores of independence. A higher percentage (86.8%) of female subjects belongs to 6 scores of independence than that of the male subjects. A higher percentage (85.8%) of urban subjects belongs to 6 scores of independence category. The hand grip strength and pinch strength values were significantly decreases (p<0.001) from the highest ADL status scoring to the lowest ADL status scoring category. There was a significant positive correlation (p<0.001) between the strength parameters and ADL status scoring. Conclusion: The present study concluded that in the selected population maximum percentage of elderly persons were independent in their ADL status with 6 scores of independence. Female subjects scores higher in ADL status than male subjects. On the other hand urban subjects scores higher than rural subjects. There was a positive correlation found between ADL status scoring and strength parameters (hand grip strength and pinch strength).
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Piyali Sengupta, Arpita Ghosh, Prakash Chandra Dhara. Evaluation of activities of daily living and its relationship with hand grip strength and pinch strength among the Indian bengalee elderly population. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):120-124.