What is Diapers?

Category: Equipment

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See also: Incontinence Pads

Diapers are primarily worn by children who are not yet potty trained or suffer from bedwetting. However, they can also be used by adults who suffer from incontinence or in certain circumstances where access to a toilet is unavailable.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Urinary incontinence 13 8
Urinary incontinence 10 4
Bowel incontinence 4 4
Encopresis 2 2
Improve mobility 2 3

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
8
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Diapers

Side effect Patients
Fear of embarrassment 3
Rash or skin problems 3
Skin irritation 2
Bladder leakage 1
Bowel incontinence 1
Chafing 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Diapers

Dosage Patients
daily 4
as needed 1

Duration

Currently using Diapers

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 7
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1 patient evaluation for Diapers

Nov 5, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for urinary incontinence)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Beware of skin problems. I wear a diaper or pad together with the condom catheter in case the condom catheter leaks. It gives me freedom and I don't have to worry about finding an accessible toilet in time, less stress.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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