2022
DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20210271
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Comprehensive design considerations for a new hospital gown: a patient-oriented qualitative study

Abstract: Plain language summary: Patients have complained about hospital gowns for years, but little has been done to design a gown that makes people feel less exposed and more comfortable. New designs have been developed, but they have high costs and do not fit within current health care processes and procedures. Our interview-based study gathered the experiences and points of view of a wide range of people involved in the gown's life cycle, from creation to disposal. We interviewed 40 people from 3 main groups: patie… Show more

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“…The current study aimed to build on earlier work (Morton et al, 2020;Lucas & Dellasega, 2020;Syed et al, 2022;Topo and Iltanen-Tähkävuori, 2010;Edvardsson, 2009) by exploring healthcare workers' views on the hospital gown across a wide range of healthcare professions and with a larger sample of participants.…”
Section: The Current Studymentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…The current study aimed to build on earlier work (Morton et al, 2020;Lucas & Dellasega, 2020;Syed et al, 2022;Topo and Iltanen-Tähkävuori, 2010;Edvardsson, 2009) by exploring healthcare workers' views on the hospital gown across a wide range of healthcare professions and with a larger sample of participants.…”
Section: The Current Studymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…However, despite reports that it is uncomfortable, embarrassing to wear and compromises patients' dignity and mobility the hospital gown has remained relatively unchanged since its origins (Fitzgerald, 2017;Syed et al, 2022).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%