What is Incontinence Pads?

Category: Equipment

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See also: Chux Pads Diapers

An incontinence pad is a small impermeable multi-layered sheet with high absorbancy that is used in the health-care industry. Incontinence pads are usually placed on a bed under a patient as a precaution against incontinence. They may be disposable or reusable.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 29 8
Bladder leakage 8 5
Urinary incontinence 3 0
Urinary incontinence 3 0
Bowel incontinence 1 0

Show all 7 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 2
Mild 1
None 22

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Incontinence Pads

Side effect Patients
Uncomfortable 2
Rash or skin problems 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Incontinence Pads

Dosage Patients
daily 6
as needed 3

Why patients stopped taking Incontinence Pads

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped using Incontinence Pads

Duration

Currently using Incontinence Pads

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Incontinence Pads

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 2
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 9
< $25 7
Not specified 9
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3 patient evaluations for Incontinence Pads

Aug 9, 2012 (Started May 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder leakage)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rash or skin problems, positional discomfort, uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: bulky and cumbersome always, creasing and bunching often, wet against my skin sometimes. Despite the heightened risk of pressure sores, it beats staying in and peeing on the floor! Even with my Supra pubic catheter, I cannot go padless due to frequent leakage and bladder spasms

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2009 (Started Sep 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for incontinence)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: they aren't alone many people have the same issues

  • 0 helpful marks
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