Townie® Poll

Pen and Instrument Grasp

Poll conducted from 11/18/2009 To 12/16/2009

Did your elementary school education include penmanship?
333 total votes
94%
a. Yes
6%
b. No
With which hand do you write?
314 total votes
86%
a. Right
13%
b. Left
1%
c. Ambidextrous
Which hand do you use for instrumentation?
313 total votes
88%
a. Right
7%
b. Left
4%
c. Ambidextrous
What kind of pen do you prefer?
314 total votes
24%
a. Thin, round
36%
b. Thick, round
2%
c. Thick, triangular
39%
d. Thick with silicone padding
How would you describe your usual pen grasp?
312 total votes
67%
a. Thumb and index fingers on opposite sides of the pen, pen resting on the pad of the middle finger and extending up between the first two knuckles of the index finger, and fingers stacked together.
16%
b. Index finger on top of thumb, pen extending into the crook between thumb and index finger.
7%
c. Index and middle finger over the thumb, pen extending into the crook between thumb and index finger.
10%
d. I have my own unique pen grasp.
Do you experience hand or finger pain?
312 total votes
29%
a. Yes
71%
b. No
Do you keep your fingers together while instrumenting?
313 total votes
43%
a. Yes, all my fingers are stacked together on my fulcrum finger.
35%
b. No, I separate my first three fingers from my fulcrum finger.
22%
c. Not sure, I'll look next time I'm working.

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