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Comparative Studies | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
A Study to Compare the Effectiveness of Grip Strength Exercise versus Tendon Gliding Exercise for the Smart Phone Users in Young Male Adults
S. Mohamed Altaf | Dr. V. Balchandar
Abstract: The use of smartphones has become a necessity for everyone in their daily life. Smartphones have been recently used for communication, gaming, socializing, and internet browsing, especially by the younger population. Hand grip strength (HGS) is crucial to the human body for controlling objects. It is used to assess skeletal muscle functions and, over the years, it has also received notable attention from industrial engineers and ergonomics researchers. Data will be collected from outpatient department of various hospitals in and around Chennai only. For the study, 30 subjects were selected. Patients were evaluated using an assessment form, patients were informed about the procedure, merits and demerits study. Consent form is obtained from each patients for voluntary participation. Subjects were selected in the study on the basis of inclusion criteria (Age between 18 to 30 years, Only young male, Subject with fair hand strength are included, Willing to participate in the study). Patients taken in two groups; Hand Grip Strength Exercise taken as group A and Tendon Gliding Exercise taken as group B. The results of correlation analysis showed that there is a strong positive relationship between grip strength and smart phone usage, indicating that higher (or lower) the hand grip strength, higher (or lower) the smart phone usage. The intra-group analysis showed that both the treatments are effective in terms of mean increase in the grip strength. However, the intergroup analysis showed that Treatment A is effective than Treatment B in terms of mean increase in hand grip strength.
Keywords: Smartphones, Hand Grip, Tendon Gliding, Dynamometer
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 1 - 5