Choosing the right product is important as the user's comfort will depend on it. The first step is to determine the level of incontinence. The level of incontinence, frequency of urine loss, and the level of independence of a given person determine the ideal selection of absorbent product.
NOTE! People with incontinence often use products that are not well suited for their condition. People with lighter incontinence, for example, might use briefs or underwear to make themselves feel more secure but in reality these products are meant for moderate or heavy incontinence. This causes the person to spend too much on products not meant for them. It is worth determining the absorbency needed for your level of incontinence.
The proper product will not only provide everyday comfort but will also help to avoid unnecessary costs.
The best and easiest way to determine the right product is to use a urinary diary.
Before carrying out the calculation, take the following factors into consideration:
Below is an example of correct product selection based on a properly kept urinary diary after one day of observation:
Calculation: Woman, limited mobility, visits toilet only with the assistance of a caregiver.
|volume of fluids taken||45 fl oz|
|volume of fluids excreted (usually 80% of fluids taken)||80% of 45 fl oz = 36 fl oz|
|passing urine in the toilet (approx. 7 fl oz during a single visit)||3 times 7 fl oz = 21 fl oz|
|urinary incontinence||36 fl oz – 21 fl oz (toilet) = 15 fl oz|
|4–hour average||15 fl oz / 6 = 2.5 fl oz over 4 hours|
2.5 fl oz/4 h falls into “light incontinence”, meaning the proper product should be chosen from the light incontinence range. Seni Lady bladder control pads match the need in this case. To make the product selection easier we have created a special questionnaire that will help you choose the right product. Go to diagnostics.
Find more how to choose the right product in "Incontinence. Practical information & tops" educational material. You will find there information how to:
and when the product should be changed.