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Anthropometric measurement of the hand [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2018; 23(4): 298-301 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2018.03164  

Anthropometric measurement of the hand

Nuriye Kübra Bayraktar1, Esin Tokmak Özşahin2
1Baskent University Adana Vocational High School Of Health Medical Imaging, Adana, Turkey.
2Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Adana, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: This study aims to get various anthropometric measurements of dominant hands of students from vocational high school of health and classify them according to Krogman Hand Index to form a database
METHODS: 141 students (49 male, 92 female) who were healthy anatomically and had no other known disease attending to vocational high school of health of Baskent University were recruited. Right hand was dominant for all of the students. The length and width of the right hand of the students were taken after their height and weight were measured. The results were recorded as mm. The findings were classified according to Krogman index with the formula hand width / hand lengt X 100.
RESULTS: For males right hand length and width was 183,9±0,88mm; and 87,54±0,70mm; respectively, with hand index being 47,58 and classified as brachyeri according to Krogman hand index. For females right hand length and width was 169,75±2,01 and 77,63±1,21mm respectively with hand index being 45,72 and classified as mesocheri according to Krogman hand index.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Measurements of body and body parts display variability due to age, gender, genetic and environmental factors across populations. Therefore; such data used in gender discrimination, identification and special ergonomic structures need to be population spesific.

Keywords: Right hand width, right hand length, hand index, Krogman index.


Nuriye Kübra Bayraktar, Esin Tokmak Özşahin. Anthropometric measurement of the hand. Eastern J Med. 2018; 23(4): 298-301

Corresponding Author: Esin Tokmak Özşahin, Türkiye


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