Handshake can Provide a Sign of a Personís Ability to Overcome Severe Illnesses

by Kathy Jones on  June 7, 2014 at 9:13 PM Lifestyle News
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A simple handshake could be enough to determine how likely is it that a person is able to survive severe illness such as cancer, a new study reveals.
 Handshake can Provide a Sign of a Personís Ability to Overcome Severe Illnesses
Handshake can Provide a Sign of a Personís Ability to Overcome Severe Illnesses

All it requires is minimal equipment called dynamometer and the method of evaluation is both portable and practical, the Daily Express reported.

Professor Robert Kilgour, of Concordia, said that this measure is one of several to categorize patients according to the severity of their disease and it can help determine interventions they may need, whether clinical, nutritional or functional boosting both the physical and mental health.

He further suggested that grip test could help all categories of patients but especially the slightly stronger ones.

The study is published in the journal Support Care Cancer.

Source: ANI

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