Applying the EKB and TAM Theories to Consumer Behavior Found in People with Parkinson’s Disease


Lucy White

Date of Award


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Archival Copy

First Advisor

Rui Rui Zhang


Parkinson’s Disease limits fine motor skills in hands, fingers, and with hand-eye coordination. Fine motor skills are an important aspect to connecting fastenings such as buttons to button holes and beginning zippers. Other limitations include flexibility which is relevant when putting the second arm into a shirt or blouse, pulling a top over the head, and bending over to put legs through pants. The purpose of this study is to find solutions to these issues to create a small line of clothing that has been adapted to allow the subjects to get dressed quicker and easier than with non-adapted clothing and then relate those solutions to how the clothing can benefit retailers as well as consumers.

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