Examining Undergarment Preferences During Confinement Period towards Designing Caesarean Undergarment Design for Plus-Size Patients


  • Juliana Osman College of Creative Arts (Art & Design), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
  • Rosita Mohd Tajuddin College of Creative Arts (Art & Design), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
  • Noorkardiffa Syawalina Omar Faculty of Medicine, Puncak Alam Campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 42300, Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
  • Shaliza Mohd Shariff College of Creative Arts (Art & Design), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.




Plus-size, Caesarean, Undergarment , Clothing Comfort


A purposive sampling method on experienced Malaysian plus-size patients with a BMI of 30 to 40 and aged between 20 to 49 years old was conducted to investigate the preferences of undergarment design used during the confinement period and the influencing factors of clothing comfort throughout the recovery period. Results show that although 89.29% of respondents practised traditional confinement rituals, 93% of respondents preferred basic undergarments as opposed to compression garments due to the existence of an apron belly. Based on the result, a theoretical framework for plus-size caesarean undergarment design was developed.


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How to Cite

Osman, J., Mohd Tajuddin, R., Omar, N. S., & Mohd Shariff, S. (2023). Examining Undergarment Preferences During Confinement Period towards Designing Caesarean Undergarment Design for Plus-Size Patients. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(SI16), 121–128. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v8iSI16.5234

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