CQMS Advantage

CINRG developed a standardized muscle strength testing system called the CINRG Quantitative Measurement System (CQMS). This system integrates many strength and function assessments (refer to list below) into one system with direct data entry onto our electronic data capture (EDC) to increase accuracy and efficiency. The quantitative muscle testing (QMT) portion collects measurements of force using a load cell while performing a maximum voluntary isometric contraction. This set-up is able to measure changes in strength of 0.25 pounds and thereby provides accurate and sensitive force generation measurement, especially in children. The QMT system interfaces with an audiovisual feedback providing motivation to yield the greatest efforts by participants. The audiovisual feedback interface turns the strength measurement process into a ‘video game’, leading to increased compliance and reliability.

Anthropometric Evaluation
Limb Length
Range of Motion Evaluation
Elbow Flexion/Extension
Knee flexion/Extension
Ankle Dorsiflexion
Wrist extension
Strength Testing
Manual Muscle Testing
Quantitative Strength Testing
   Hip Abduction/Adduction
   Elbow Flexion/Extension
   Knee flexion/Extension
   Hand Grip
   Pinch Grip
Pulmonary Function Tests
Forced Vital Capacity (FVC)
Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV)
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR)
Maximum Inspiratory Pressure (MIP)
Maximum Expiratory Pressure (MEP)
Peak Cough
Timed Function Tests
Time to Stand from Supine
Time to Climb 4 Standard Stairs
Time to run/walk 10 meters
6-Minute Walk Test
9-hole Peg Test
Functional Grading
Brooke Upper Extremity Scale
Vignos Lower Extremity Scale
North Star Ambulatory Assessment (NSAA)
Egen Klassifikation (EK) Scale
Performance upper limb (PUL)


CINRG is constantly searching for improved methods and measures to more accurately gauge a patient’s disease progression and has been at the forefront of research in clinical outcome measures. For more information on CQMS please contact us at info@trinds.org.