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dc.contributor.advisorReich, Naomi A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLarmour, Margaret Swisher, 1946-
dc.creatorLarmour, Margaret Swisher, 1946-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-28T10:15:14Z
dc.date.available2013-03-28T10:15:14Z
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/276729
dc.description.abstractSurvey questionnaires were utilized to solicit information from women between the ages of 65 and 74 who were in attendance at senior citizens' meetings. Primary objectives of the survey questionnaire were (1) to identify an optimum size range (most frequently occurring size) on which to base the measurement portion of the study, (2) to solicit information regarding the fit of clothing, and (3) to seek information regarding garment alterations required by these women. From the eighty-eight respondents, a purposive sample of twenty-one women between the ages of 65 and 74, and falling within optimum size identified in Phase I of the study, was selected for measurement. Fifty-six measurements were made on each subject. The measurements were statistically analyzed and compared with the standard size 12 used by pattern companies and the ready-to-wear industry. The women in this study, by and large, were heavier and shorter than the reference size twelve to which they were compared.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectOlder people -- Clothing.en_US
dc.subjectClothing and dress measurements.en_US
dc.titleA study of body measurements relating to the fit of clothing for 65 to 74 year old womenen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20832140en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333601en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18408990en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-13T17:12:04Z
html.description.abstractSurvey questionnaires were utilized to solicit information from women between the ages of 65 and 74 who were in attendance at senior citizens' meetings. Primary objectives of the survey questionnaire were (1) to identify an optimum size range (most frequently occurring size) on which to base the measurement portion of the study, (2) to solicit information regarding the fit of clothing, and (3) to seek information regarding garment alterations required by these women. From the eighty-eight respondents, a purposive sample of twenty-one women between the ages of 65 and 74, and falling within optimum size identified in Phase I of the study, was selected for measurement. Fifty-six measurements were made on each subject. The measurements were statistically analyzed and compared with the standard size 12 used by pattern companies and the ready-to-wear industry. The women in this study, by and large, were heavier and shorter than the reference size twelve to which they were compared.


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