Background and objectives:This study focused on exploring the relationship between handgrip strength and Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) among cardiac disease patients.

Methods:This is a cross-sectional study. The study conducted at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital. Subjects were recruited based on selection criteria as set by the study protocol involved 50 subjects and it was carried out in among conservative management cardiac patients. Main outcome measures was to measure the handgrip strength using Jamar hand dynamometer and the LVEF was assessed by echocardiography. Spearman-rank correlation and simple linear regression analysis were used to analyse the study results.

Results:There was a relationship found between bilateral handgrip strength and LVEF among cardiac patients with dominant handgrip strength showed higher correlation value, ρ= 0.375 (p< 0.05) as compared to the non-dominant handgrip strength ρ= 0.334 (p<0.05). However, there was no significant relationship found between dominant and non-dominant handgrip strength and LVEF among male subject with ρ=0.102 (p0.546) and ρ0.155 (p0.360). There were also non-significant relationship between non-dominant handgrip strength and LVEF among female subject ρ=0.348 (p0.203) but significant positive relationship for dominant handgrip strength with LVEF ρ=0.500 (p0.030). Simple linear regression analysis demonstrated an interaction between non-dominant handgrip strength and LVEF (R²=.081, p <0.05) with small effect size.

Conclusion:The correlation analysis of the present study demonstrated relationship between bilateral handgrip strength with ventricular function. The subgroup analysis between the genders showed there was significant relationship found between dominant handgrip strength and LVEF among female subject only. Therefore, handgrip strength able provides valid information about ventricular function as the variables were related among female individuals with cardiac disease.

Keywords:Handgrip strength, Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), cardiac disease.


1 2 6
December 14th, 2020

The reality of Covid 19 Pandemic and its implication on Physical activity and Exercise

Amjad Annethattil1, Mirshad Ali2, Ayman Sabbagh3 Coresponding Author 1Physiotherapy Specialist, Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, Qatar, E Mail: Co-Authors 2Physiotherapist, Qatar […]

December 14th, 2020

Knowledge and Awareness on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Final Year Nursing and Medical Students in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre

Rohani Mamat1, Fatimah Ahmedy2 Roziah Arabi3, Noratika Jais4, Nurul Syakila Ismail5, Mazlinda Musa6, Hamidah Hassan7, Siti Fatimah Saat8 Author 1,7,8 […]

December 14th, 2020

The efficacy of intensive simulation airway management training program on the final year nursing in one of health training institutions in Northern Borneo

Mazlinda Musa1, Fidelia Ferderik Anis2, Hamidah Hassan3,  Siti Fatimah Saad4, Farhana Harzila Mohd Bahar5, Rohani Mamat6, Syed Sharizman Syed Abdul […]

December 14th, 2020

Preliminary Development of Assessment Tool of Leadership Style

Siti Fatimah Saat1, Zakira M2, Shariza A R3, Zainah Mohamed4, Hamidah Hassan5,Farhana Harzila Mohd Bahar6 , Syed Sharizman Syed Abdul […]

December 14th, 2020

Burnout and turnover experience: Behind the noble intention in pursuing the Diploma of Nursing program in a Malaysian Institutions of higher learning

Hamidah H.1, Mazlinda   M.2, Rosnah M.3, Azila T.4, Khadijah N@ Roslih.5, Kelvin, J.M.6, NurulIzzatie M.7, Rohani M.8., Siti Fatimah […]

December 14th, 2020

Effects of very early mobilization on motor recovery following acute stroke- A Randomized Control Trial

Beena Oommen1, Sapna Koju2 1, 2 Associate Professor, ManjunathaCollege of Physiotherapy, Chokkanahalli, Hegdenagar, Bangalore Mail id:                                                                                                       ABSTRACT Background […]

December 14th, 2020

Postpartum contraceptive practice and barriers to its use among mothers from a tertiary hospital in Abuja, Nigeria

Ochala Ejura Jennifer1, Rauf Ibrahim2,Samsiah Mat3, Syed Ali Gulab Jan4 Authors 1Graduate, School of Nursing, MAHSA University, Malaysia, Senior Nursing Officer, […]

December 14th, 2020

A study to find out the prevalence and characteristics of low back ache among caregivers of adults with spinal cord injury

Gummadi Ashish Senior Physical therapist, Department of Neuo-rehabilitation, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, Mail id: ABSTRACT Back ground: Back pain is common […]

September 23rd, 2020

Rehabilitation of a patient with multiple fractures caused by tractor running over half of the body: A case report

Heera vijayakumar1, Diker Dev Joshi2 Author: 2Lecturer, Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Corresponding Author:1Professor, Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy, […]

September 23rd, 2020

Plyometric versus high intensity aerobic exercise among over weight college students

Jibi Paul1, T.Bhuvaneswari2 Author: 2B.P.T. Graduate, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr.MGR. Educational and Research Institute, Deemed to be University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, […]