Correlation between Fingernail Length and Pinch Strength Among Collegiate Girls

K. Jothi Prasanna, S. Shivani
2021 International Journal of Current Research and Review  
The effective and precise picking up of small objects is assisted by a fingernail. It plays a passive role in increasing the sensory perception at finger pulp. Pinch is a prehension pattern type. To perform a pinch involvement of two or three fingers are required where thumb plays a significant role. Objective: The study objective was to correlate the fingernail length and pinch strength among collegiate girls. Methods: The study design was non-experimental, study type is an observational
more » ... observational study, the sample size is 100 subjects, college female students who are with fingernail length ranged from 0mm to 2mm were included. The subjects fingernail is measured using vernier calliper and the pinch strength is measured using pinch gauge. Results: The result shows that there is a significant negative correlation between pinch strength and fingernail length (p< 0.01). Conclusion: This study has concluded that the pinch strength decreases as the fingernail length increases.
doi:10.31782/ijcrr.2021.13115 fatcat:du32zdpknbhm5od7ziuj3obddu