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Selecting diameters for grabrails: evidence-based research

Author: Oram, L., Cameron, J., Bridge, C.
Type: Book
Year: 2006


A systematic review of published research relevant to grip strength of older people with a disability to grabrail diameters. The purpose of the is review was to determine the suitability of grabrails with a outside diameter of 25 mm for supporting older people in their homes. This review concluded that outside diameter of 25 mm may not be appropriate for all individuals and/or different environmental contexts, as variation in hand size and grip strength is critical in prescribing grabrail diameter. Includes a summary of legislation relating to grabrail diameter in Australia and overseas.

Further Details

Pages: 43
Publish Location: Sydney
Publisher: Home Modification Information Clearinghouse, University of Sydney
Reads: 237