Normative data on the one-handed static pull strength of a Chinese population and a comparison with American data

Calvin Or, Jia Hua Lin, Hailiang Wang, Raymond W. McGorry

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Abstract

We assess the one-handed static pull strength of a Chinese population and compare it to that of an American sample. Fifty men and 50 women in five age groups were asked to exert their maximum one-handed pull strength in three pulling directions (across, front and side) and from four pulling heights (61 cm, 76 cm, waist height and above-shoulder height). The results showed that women had less pull strength than men under all of the conditions tested. The front and side pulling resulted in the greatest pull strength, with a decrease detected when the pulling height was increased. The American sample exhibited greater strength than the Chinese. Body mass and men’s handgrip force were also associated with the pull strength. These variables should be taken into account in the development of tasks related to one-handed pulling. In this paper, we report a laboratory-based experiment conducted to assess the one-handed static pull strength of a Chinese population and compare the results with those of an American population. The variables associated with pull strength included gender, pulling direction, pulling height, race, body mass and men’s handgrip force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-533
Number of pages8
JournalErgonomics
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • One-handed pull strength
  • pulling direction
  • pulling height

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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