Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)
Comparison of hand grip strength between male sports Players v/s Female sports players
Author(s): Kalpesh Patel
Abstract: Background: Grip strength is the force applied by the hand to pull on or suspend from objects and is a specific part of hand strength. Optimum-sized objects permit the hand to wrap around a cylindrical shape with a diameter from one to three inches. Stair rails are an example of where shape and diameter are critical for proper grip in case of a fall. Other grip strengths that have been studied are the hammer and other hand tools. In applications of grip strength, the wrist must be in a neutral position to avoid developing cumulative trauma disorders (CTD's). A hand dynamometer is used to perform the hand-grip test. The curved handle of the dynamometer mimics the pattern of your hand when making a fist. The handle is pliable and receptive to pressure against it. Attached to the hand-grip is a monitor that shows the strength of the squeeze in kilograms. More advanced models may have a digital readout. Need of the Study: Grip strength is one of the main components tested while evaluating hand function and also provides an objective index of the functional integrity of the upper extremity. This study is important to compare hand grip in male sports players vs. female sports players AIM: Hand grip measurement in male sports players vs. female sports players. Methodology: Study Design: Observational study, Study Setting: Madhav University and Ahmadabad, Sampling Technique: convient sampling Technique, Study Population: 15 Male Sports Players 15 Female Sports Players, Study Sample: 30 People, Study Duration: Total Study duration – 16 Weeks Results: Male sport players have more strength then female sports players. Conclusion: This study suggested that there is significant difference in hand grip strength between male sports players’ vs. female sports players male sport players having more strength then female sports players.