Evaluation of Preference and Wearing Characteristics of Fitness Compression wear for Korean Elderly Women

한국 여성 노인을 대상으로 한 피트니스 압박웨어 선호도 및 착용 특성 평가

  • Jeon, Eun-Jin (Dept. of Industrial & Management Engineering, POSTECH) ;
  • You, Hee-Cheon (Dept. of Industrial & Management Engineering, POSTECH) ;
  • Kim, Dong-Mi (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, Hee-Eun (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Kyungpook National University)
  • 전은진 (포항공과대학교 산업경영공학과) ;
  • 유희천 (포항공과대학교 산업경영공학과) ;
  • 김동미 (경북대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 김희은 (경북대학교 의류학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.18
  • Accepted : 2019.04.05
  • Published : 2019.06.30


This study evaluated the preference and wearing characteristics of existing fitness compression wear for elderly women and identified the problems and improvements of existing fitness apparel. Preference and wearing characteristics for 6 types (A-F) of upper and lower fitness compression wear were evaluated. Photos and drawings as well as the preferred designs and details were investigated after presenting the evaluation clothing. Evaluations were made on a 5 point Likert scale for the fitness, allowance, pressure, ease of movement, fabric material, and overall satisfaction after wearing. The design preference indicated that B type (26.6%) and C type (23.4%) were preferred in the top with C, E and F type preferred to the same ratio of 19.4% in the slacks. The fitness and allowance amount of the top B type were the most appropriate (${\geq}4$), the C type was in close contact (2.86), and the F type was inadequate in the neck circumference (1.77). The feeling of pressure was high in the waist, abdomen, thighs, and knees. The area where the elderly people want to improve their strength was the legs; in addition, a pattern design was needed to strengthen leg muscles when designing fitness compression wear. However, a design with excessive adhesion due to a muscle support band was shown to be not preferred. Therefore, depending on the activity, it is necessary to develop a fitness compression wear that applies an optimum stretching ratio of fabric based on body surface area changes.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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