The impact of patient clothing on wellbeing and health among adults with a congenital health condition

Project: Research

Project Details


We are conducting a study to better understand the impact of hospital clothing on identity, wellbeing, and recovery, focusing on people with a congenital heart condition. We plan to use the findings from the study to enhance the patient experience and to inform the development of hospital clothing to positively impact on wellness and mobility. This study is run in collaboration between researchers at Strathclyde University, The University of Suffolk’s Congenital Cardiac Research Centre, The Somerville Foundation and Inga Wellbeing. The study involves taking part in a focus groups in which participants will be asked to discuss their experience of hospital clothing, its impact on the patient journey as well as its impact on their emotions and identity. In the second part of the focus group participants will be provided with an item of patient wear clothing from INGA Wellbeing and asked to discuss how the garment: the way it feels, the finish, the cut, the look and the way it makes them feel.
Effective start/end date18/04/1831/07/19


  • medical psychology
  • congenital heart disease
  • fashion
  • patient wear
  • hospital clothing
  • identity
  • patient centered
  • NHS
  • surgery
  • hospital gown

Research Output

Baring all: the impact of the hospital gown on patient wellbeing

Morton, L., Cogan, N., Kornfält, S., Porter, Z. & Georgiadis, E., 1 Sep 2020, In : British Journal of Health Psychology. 25, 3, p. 452-473 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Baring all: The impact of the hospital gown on recovery and wellbeing for adults living with a heart condition from birth

Morton, L., Cogan, N. & Emmanouil (Manos), G., 3 Sep 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
4 Downloads (Pure)


Hearts & Minds Project

Morton, L.

1/11/18 → …

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)


Strategic Themes - Impact award

Morton, Liza (Recipient) & Cogan, Nicola (Recipient), 12 Jun 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


  • 7 Invited talk
  • 2 Other
  • 2 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation
  • 2 Types of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned

Psychologically Informed Medicine

Liza Morton (Speaker)

29 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Patients asked to share their thoughts about hospital gowns for Glasgow study

Liza Morton (Interviewee) & Nicola Cogan (Interviewee)

26 Jun 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation