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Evaluates mechanical & manual measurements of muscle strength: effectiveness, validity and reliability.

This research paper explores the effectiveness, validity, and reliability for hand-held dynamometers and manual muscle testing for the evaluation of isometric muscle strength in appendicular joints. A comparison between the two methods is then examined.

The topic for this research paper is a comparison of hand held dynamometers versus manual muscle testing for evaluating voluntary isometric muscle strength in appendicular joints. Literature citings demonstrate efficacy for individual techniques.

Hinderer, hinderer, and Deitz (1986) studied the reliability..