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Color preferences for nurses’ uniform from nurses, hospitalized 5-12 years old children and parents’ perspectives
Zahra Godarzi *, Zahra Daneshvar Ameri, Ahmad Reza Shamshiri, Mitra Taleifa, Mariam Rahmati, Tahmineh Naji, Mahrokh Amiri, Omolbanin Bakhti
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within pediatric Nursing. The study aimed at assessing the color preferences of

nurses, parents and children regarding nurses’ uniform in selected university hospitals

of Tehran City.

There is a growing movement towards more casual uniforms


convenient sampling, 365 pediatric nurses, 744 pediatric patients and 480 parents,

drawn from selected university hospitals of Tehran City were recruited to the study,

during one year since 2007, summer. Data were collected using a questionnaire

consisting demographic data and two questions regarding the participants’ color

preferences. Five photos showing a nurse with different uniform colors (pink, white,

light blue, dark blue and colorful) while checking a child’s pulse were used.

Descriptive and inferential statistics (analysis of variance with repeated measurement,

chi-square and Cochran’s test) were used to analysis the data by SPSS software

(version 11.5).

A cross sectional study was conducted. Through non-randomized


choice (45.2 and 45.6% respectively) while boys preferred light blue (31.4%). The

first choice of nurses was dark blue (42.2%) which 10.6% of mothers and 17.6% of

girls liked it as well (

Nurses with less than ten years of nursing experience, preferred dark blue (49.1

vs. 32.9%


Female children and their parents reported pink color as their firstP<0.001).P=0.002). Fathers preferences of colors were not statistically significantP=0.017).


parents to dark blue of nurses. The study recommends changing the color of nurses’

uniforms in pediatric wards, considering children and their parents’ perspectives.

Pink and light blue were most preferred by children and their

Keywords: Nurse’ uniform, Children, Preference, Nurse, Parent, Uniform color
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Type of Study: Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2009/03/11 | Published: 2009/12/15
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Godarzi Z, Daneshvar Ameri Z, Shamshiri A R, Taleifa M, Rahmati M, Naji T, et al . Color preferences for nurses’ uniform from nurses, hospitalized 5-12 years old children and parents’ perspectives. IJNR. 2009; 4 (14) :39-47
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