Body modification of the medical staff in patients opinions
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Zakład Fizjoterapii, Państwowa Szkoła Wyższa im. Papieża Jana Pawła II w Białej Podlaskiej, Polska
Centrum Profilaktyczno-Lecznicze, Wojewódzki Ośrodek Medycyny Pracy w Lublinie, Polska
Katedra Zastosowań Matematyki i Informatyki,, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Lublinie, Portugal
Zakład Fizjoterapii, Państwowa Szkoła Wyższa im. Papieża Jana Pawła w Białej Podlaskiej, Polska
Dominika Wysokińska   

Zakład Fizjoterapii, Państwowa Szkoła Wyższa im. Papieża Jana Pawła w Białej Podlaskiej, Sidorska 95/97, 21-500, Biała Podlaska, Polska
Submission date: 2019-12-22
Final revision date: 2020-03-25
Acceptance date: 2020-06-25
Publication date: 2020-10-16
Rozprawy Społeczne/Social Dissertations 2020;14(2):138–150
Abstract: In the presented research, the emphasis was put on one of the elements of employees appearance: visible ways of decorating the body. Material and methods: Surveys were conducted in September-December 2016 in health care institutions of Lublin and Biala Podlaska (Poland). 102 patients undergoing rehabilitation answered authorized survey questionnaires. Results: The degree of acceptance of body modification of the medical staff, measured according to the Likert scale of 5 was significantly dependent on age, if the respodents had body decorations themselves, and the type of decor, gender, and the assessed medical specialization. The median degree of acceptance of the body alteration of the medical personnel was 0 points. Conclusions: One third of the respondents did not accept the body alterations of the medical staff, which may have contributed to the negative image of the medical profession in general. The presented results suggest the need for further research.
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