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Table 3 Relationships between Handgrip Performance, Self-Perceived Fatigue and Physical Functioning.

From: Handgrip performance in relation to self-perceived fatigue, physical functioning and circulating IL-6 in elderly persons without inflammation

  Grip Strength Grip Work
  Male Female All Male Female All
VAS-F -.40* -.23 -.40* -.59 -.36 -.39*
Mob-Tiredness scale .48* .36 .40* .37 .52* .42
WHOQOL F2.2 -.33 -.25 -.39* -.32 -.21 -.24
WHOQOL F2.4 -.47* -.32 -.53 -.51 -.60* -.44
Physical Functioning .68 .57* .62 .50* .59* .57
  1. Values represent Spearman's Rho Coefficients; *p < .05, p < .01, VAS-F = Visual Analogue Scale for Fatigue, WHOQOL = WHO Quality of Life Questionnaire (F2.2 = "How easily do you get tired?", F2.4 = "How much are you bothered by fatigue?", both scored on a 1-to-5 scale going from 'not at all' to 'extremely').