Patient comfort during pelvic examination. New foot supports vs metal stirrups

JOGN Nurs. Mar-Apr 1981;10(2):104-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.1981.tb00842.x.


One hundred women patients at a midwestern university health center were randomly assigned to a control or experimental group to measure statistically comfort levels of new foot supports vs. traditional metal stirrups during pelvic examinations. Written comments were also obtained. Analyses using the t test demonstrated a significant positive change in attitude in the experimental group.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Attitude*
  • Female
  • Gynecology / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Pelvis*
  • Physical Examination*
  • Random Allocation
  • Surveys and Questionnaires