Time taken for upper body dressing in young normal adults

Pandey, Ram N and Ibukun, Olugbode and Ushma, Ashar and Saha, Shovan (2016) Time taken for upper body dressing in young normal adults. International Journal of Scientific Research, 5 (9). pp. 452-454. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Abstract

Aim: To find the normal time taken for upper body dressing. Objective: To establish the time taken for upper body dressing and to identify factors influencing the time taken for upper body dressing. Method: This is a descriptive study which was done using convenient sampling of 150 young males and females in the age range of 18 to 30. During this study, the duration of dressing performance was timed. Factors influencing the time taken for dressing were assessed. Result: Descriptive statistics were used to reveal significant differences between the time taken to wear different garments. These tests showed that wearing a full sleeve shirt took maximum time in donning which was 38.62 seconds. Out of these factors (number of buttons, direction of buttoning, handedness, age, height and weight), only number of buttons significantly influenced the time taken to don the garment. As a final outcome, we concluded that the average of 15.3 seconds is required for buttoning of two buttons and travel time of limbs in sleeve. Conclusion: Our findings establish the average time required in donning common upper body garments, and thus it may serve as base line information for assessing patients with limitations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activity of daily living; donning; buttoning; time taken.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Occupational Therapy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 15:58
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 15:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147436

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