Disposable Pads Ideal For Light Urinary Incontinence
Posted Aug 06 2009 10:08pm
A new Cochrane review found that disposable insert pads are most effective in the management of light urinary incontinence in women.
The review’s findings, which coincide with Continence Awareness Week from 2 to 8 August, reveal that for leakage prevention, overall acceptability and preference, disposable inserts were best for light urinary incontinence.
Of the 85 women taking part in the study the majority preferred the disposable insert pads, but some preferred the other cheaper designs.
The review’s authors concluded that allowing women to choose their preferred design of absorbent product would be more cost-effective and would provide better patient satisfaction than the provision of disposable insert pads alone.
The authors said that light urinary incontinence can be difficult to define because urine volumes, flow and frequency rates may vary while still being considered ‘light’. A practical definition is urine loss that can be contained within a small absorbent pad.