Senior Projects

Effect of Electrical Stimulation of Hand Flexors on Hand Grip Strength


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of electrical muscle stimulation after 2 weeks for homolateral and controlateral hand grip strength and its correlation with some hand and forearm anthropometric variables in 19 volunteer randomly selected males from BAU students aged 18-25 years. Method: 19 volunteer’s students were subjected to 20 minutes electrical stimulation on the right flexors of the forearm muscles for two weeks and the hand grip was measured before the sessions and after the first session and after one day of the last session. Anthropometric variables, body mass index, forearm length, forearm girth, hand length, and effect of cigarettes smokers were measured among BAU students by standard anthropometric techniques. Result: The findings of the present study indicated that there is significant effect of electrical muscle stimulation on dominant (right) hand grip p-value (0.523) and non dominant (left) side p-value (0.00).and we have a significant correlation between body mass index (0.476), right hand length (0.581), forearm girth (0.437) and the right hand grip. CONCLUSION: It may be concluded that the NEMS have a positive strength on homolateral and controlateral limb and that can open a new way of treatment for physical therapy intervention.


Kassem Jabber- Helen Al Soloh- Fidaa Matar- Khaled Orabi


Dr. Ibtissam Saab