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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').