Table 4

Definitions used for impaired handgrip Strength.

Author

A priori definition of Impaired handgrip strength?

Definition of impaired handgrip strength

Post-hoc Definition/comparison


Beloosesky [16]

NO

Functional Independence Measure 6 months postoperatively

Wehren [23]

NO

Activities of Daily Living

Mahalakshmi [10]

YES

< 85% control values

Cook [17]

NO

According to low or high risk status

Figueiredo [24]

NO

Critical Care length of stay

Le Cornu [25]

NO

< 85% and > 85%

Visser [26]

NO

Loss in grip strength post-operatively

Guo [11]

YES

< 85% control values

Watters [27]

NO

Loss in grip strength post-operatively

Schroeder [34]

NO

Post-operative fatigue

Griffith [28]

NO

Loss in grip strength post-operatively

Kalfarentzos [12]

YES

< 85% control values

Brenner [29]

NO

Webb [30]

YES

< 85% population norm

Shukla [31]

NO

< 85% and > 85%

Hunt [13]

YES

< 85% healthy controls

Davies [32]

NO

< 15 kg

Klidjian [33]

YES

< 85% controls

[1980 study]

Klidjian [9]

NO

< and > 85%


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