Clothing Need Assessment of Female Patients having Fracture in Lower Arm

Authors

  • Archana Singh Department of Textiles & Clothing , College of Home Science, C.S. A. University of Agriculture & Technology Kanpur
  • Soni Singh MSc. Scholar, Dept.of Textiles and Clothing, Home Science, C.S.A.U.A & T, Kanpur
  • Shweta Tuteja Asst. Prof.,Dept. of Textiles Science, Clothing &Fashion Studies J.D Birla Institute Kolkata

Abstract

Generally, the patients with fractures of various natures need the clothes which are comfortable and easily maintainable. In view of this the present study was planned for female patients suffering from a fracture in the lower arm and elbow joint. An interview schedule was developed to collect the data regarding their body needs, problems faced by them, the preference for functional features as per the type of fractures. Five designs as per the need and preference of respondents were developed and evaluated by the panel of experts. Two designs were fabricated by incorporating the preferred functional features. From this study it can be concluded that designed clothes like gown, kameez, top and trouser were found comfortable; provide ease in donning and doffing and which makes them comfortable and self-confident.

Generally the patients with fractures of various natures need the clothes which are comfortable and easily maintainable. In view of this the present study was planned for female patients suffering from a fracture in the lower arm and elbow joint. An interview schedule was developed to collect the data regarding their body needs, problems faced by them, the preference for functional features as per the type of fractures. Five designs as per the need and preference of respondents were developed and evaluated by the panel of experts. Two designs were fabricated by incorporating the preferred functional features. From this study it can be concluded that designed clothes like gown, kameez, top and trouser were found comfortable; provide ease in donning and doffing and which makes them comfortable and self-confident.

Keywords: female patients, lower arm and elbow joint, functional features, comfortable garments

Author Biographies

Archana Singh, Department of Textiles & Clothing , College of Home Science, C.S. A. University of Agriculture & Technology Kanpur

Asst. Prof.,Dept. of Textiles & Clothing, College of Home Science,C.S. A. University of Agriculture & Technology KanpurC.S. A. University of Agriculture & Technology Kanpur

Soni Singh, MSc. Scholar, Dept.of Textiles and Clothing, Home Science, C.S.A.U.A & T, Kanpur

MSc. Scholar├é┬áDept. of Textiles and [email protected] Scholar

Shweta Tuteja, Asst. Prof.,Dept. of Textiles Science, Clothing &Fashion Studies J.D Birla Institute Kolkata

Asst. Prof.,Dept. of Textiles Science, Clothing &Fashion StudiesAsst. Prof.,Dept. of Textiles Science, Clothing &Fashion Studies

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2015-11-02