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Effects of the colour and design of a new pelvic examination chair on comfort during gynaecological examination
Livio Gärdet, Sweden.
Livio Gärdet, Sweden.
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioeconomy and Health, Material and Surface Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9673-7984
InSpira Medical AB, Sweden.
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2020 (English)In: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISSN 0390-6663, Vol. 47, no 4, p. 556-559Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: The main question was whether the colour of a new design of pelvic examination chair could affect how the examination procedure was perceived. A prototype was constructed without vertical leg support and with built-in heating in the upholstery. To improve integrity, the perineum was exposed only during the examination. Main Outcome Measures: The patients were invited to evaluate the two different chair colours used, light blue and off-white, respectively. After vaginal ultrasound, the patients answered an anonymous questionnaire about their experience of the examination and how they perceived the comfort, warmth, integrity and colour of the chair. There were also questions regarding the absence of vertical leg support. Results: The questionnaire evaluation demonstrated the importance of colour since integrity was rated significantly higher in the light-blue chair than in the off-white. Similarly, the blue chair was experienced as significantly more comfortable than the white. Conclusions: The effect of colour was investigated in a new pelvic examination chair without vertical leg support, developed to suit men, women and also non-binary and transgender persons. It was also designed for increased comfort and integrity. The experience of colour had a significant positive (p < 0.001) effect on how the comfort, integrity and the absence of vertical leg support were perceived.

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IMR Press Limited , 2020. Vol. 47, no 4, p. 556-559
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Colour, Comfort, Gynaecological examination, Questionnaire, Ultrasound examination chair
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-48893DOI: 10.31083/J.CEOG.2020.04.5166Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85090488966OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-48893DiVA, id: diva2:1470409
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Funding details: Stockholms Läns Landsting; Funding details: VINNOVA; Funding text 1: The project was carried out using an innovation grant from Vinnova and the Stockholm County Council.

Available from: 2020-09-24 Created: 2020-09-24 Last updated: 2020-12-01Bibliographically approved

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