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Current Situation and Future Assignment in Clothing Life of Women with Upper/Lower Limb Disabilities

By 川端 博子

Abstract

We made questionnaire surveys on 187 women with upper/lower limb disabilities on their current situation in clothing life and their interest in clothing. The results were as follows:(1) Most of the woman with upper/lower limb disabilities liked purchasing clothes and felt pleasure in doing so. However, they were feeling inconveniences in environments both outside and inside the buildings on their outings. Improvements supportive of their outings are desired in the environments of towns and stores.(2) Their dissatisfaction level was high for clothing size. Problems exist in the disruption of topbottom and right-left balance in clothes. The design of clothes sometimes made it difficult for them to put on and take off their clothing. A system that corresponds to easier remake of clothing should be prepared by the manufacturers and retailers in the future.(3) High interest in clothes was seen. However, there were few tendencies to give priority to comfort and to wear clothing that they disapproved of the design. Our assignment for the future is to develop clothes that possess both high functionality and good design, to improve environment that allows for easier outings, and to equip better opportunities for abundant selection of goods

Topics: 肢体不自由な女性, 衣服サイズ, 衣服への関心, 機能性, 評価基準, Women with upper/lower limb disabilities, Clothes size, Interest in clothing, Functionality, Evaluative criteria
Publisher: Faculty of Education, Saitama University
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:sucra.repo.nii.ac.jp:00017404

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