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Table 4 Age-related differences in handgrip steadiness across different measures

From: Handgrip force steadiness in young and older adults: a reproducibility study

Measure % of MVC Left Difference Right Difference
Old Young Old Young
CVM 5% 8.64 6.46 2.18 (p = .018*) 7.93 6.45 1.48 (p = .062)
CVM 10% 5.03 3.89 1.14 (p = .033*) 4.41 3.55 0.86 (p = .058)
CVM 25% 2.95 2.29 0.66 (p = .009*) 2.52 2.24 0.28 (p = .083)
CVT 5% 8.79 6.50 2.29 (p = .012*) 7.99 6.53 1.46 (p = .043*)
CVT 10% 5.10 3.87 1.23 (p = .031*) 4.51 3.53 0.98 (p = .043*)
CVT 25% 2.89 2.25 0.64 (p = .012*) 2.49 2.20 0.29 (p = .077)
Area 5% 1.85 1.16 0.69 (p < .001*) 1.92 1.30 0.62 (p = .017*)
Area 10% 2.09 1.52 0.57 (p = .015*) 2.11 1.52 0.59 (p = .031*)
Area 25% 2.88 2.57 0.31 (p = .450) 2.60 2.64 −0.04 (p = .866)
  1. *Statistically significant at the .05 level. CVM and CVT is the calculated coefficient of variation using the mean value and the target force, respectively