Muhammad Fareed Khalid, Mahboob Alam, Fakeha Rehman, Rahat Sarfaraz
Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences



Objective: To understand patient’s predisposition for physician’s apparel

Methodology: Using a cross-sectional study design, a total of 96 participants were approached at Mayo Hospital, Lahore. An interview based pre-tested semi structured questionnaire consisting of both open and close ended questions was used for data collection. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 26

Results: Out of 96 patients, 48(50%) were male and 48(50%) were female. Out of these 78.1% believed that doctor’s dress is important to them. 63.5% of patients preferred name tag and 84.4% preferred whitecoat. The most desired apparel for male physician was western attire with white coat (53.1%) and national attire with white coat for female doctors (54.2%)

Conclusion: This study accentuated the patients’ predisposition for physician’s apparel which can lead to better rapport and ultimately improved healthcare services.

Keywords: physician apparel, patient preference, attire

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