Objective. This observational, cross-sectional study, investigates and compares the differences of BMD, T-score, Z-score and isometric strength between dominant (D) versus non-dominant (ND) arms of 162 subjects aged 40-65 in a developing, low income country (Kosova). Material and Methods. Bone Mineral Density (BMD), T-score and Z-score at distal forearm regions of both arms (measured by DXA scan), together with the Handgrip Isometric Strength (HIS) (by handgrip) were evaluated in a total subjects (53 Males and 109 Females). Additionally, General Healthcare Status Questionnaire together with self-administrated International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) were filled. Results. Significant differences (p0.05) were observed in Males BMD comparing to significantly higher results (p0.05) were found between PA1, as well as PA3 whereas significantly differences (p [Mater Sociomed 2016; 28(5.000): 333-337]

Bone Density, Physical Activity, Muscular Force, DXA scan

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