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Preferences of Parents for Pediatric Inpatient Ward Physicians' Attire

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2013 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 15, 2013
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2013
History: No changes posted
Several studies have been conducted throughout the world to evaluate patients' and parents' preferences regarding physicians' attire. Most studies have shown that the attire influences their feelings trust and confidence regarding their care. In most countries the preference is for formal attire. In other places a more casual attire is generally accepted. Israel is a country where casual dress is acceptable in most settings. Israeli physician's dress code has been discussed in the past, but has never been systematically studied. The aim of this study is to systematically examine the attitudes of parents of children who have been admitted to the pediatric ward towards physicians' attire.

Condition Intervention
Parents Physicians Other: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of parents preferring formal physician attire [ Time Frame: Three years ]
    Final analysis of survey will be processed and the total number of parents preferring formal physician attire will be determined.

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: February 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Parents of Pediatric Inpatients Other: Questionnaire


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Parents whose children have been hospitalized

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parents whose children have been hospitalized

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All others
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01770093

Contact: Vered Nir, MD 972-4-630-4331

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Principal Investigator: Vered Nir, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01770093     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0094-23-HYMC
Study First Received: January 15, 2013
Last Updated: January 15, 2013 processed this record on August 22, 2017