ArticlesHandgrip Strength: Assessing Its Role in The Diagnosis of MalnutritionLomangino, KevinAuthor Information Mr. Lomangino has disclosed that he is a consultant to the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Clinical Nutrition Insight: October 2013 - Volume 39 - Issue 10 - p 8-11 doi: 10.1097/01.NMD.0000436113.66533.48 Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract KEY MESSAGES Handgrip strength (HGS) is one of 6 clinical indicators recommended to support a diagnosis of malnutrition in recent guidelines. HGS is a quick, inexpensive assessment that can be used by untrained staff to help identify undernourished patients and monitor the response to nutrition therapy. The data supporting HGS as an accurate marker of nutrition status are limited, and it should only be used in conjunction with other indicators to establish a diagnosis. © 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.