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Wet comfort of small disposable incontinence pads

Cottenden, AM; Thornburn, PH; Dean, GE; Fader, MJ; (1998) Wet comfort of small disposable incontinence pads. TEXT RES J , 68 (7) 479 - 487.

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Abstract

The relationship between the wet comfort of small disposable incontinence pads and their absorption capacity and rewet properties is studied by asking twenty Lightly incontinent women to test a range of experimental pads. In Experiment 1, testers use a random mix of three pad variants, log the time at which they put on and take off each pad, and score it for leakage performance, wet comfort, and absorbence using a three point scale (Good, OK, Poor). Used pads are weighed and pad performance is studied as a function of urine weight, wear time, and put-on time. In Experiment 2, testers are asked to compare the overall performance and leakage performance of different pairs of pad variants, having used each for a week. As expected, pads with high absorption capacity and low rewet work best, but differences are smaller than conventional wisdom would have predicted and often fail to reach statistical significance.

Type: Article
Title: Wet comfort of small disposable incontinence pads
Keywords: ASSESSING MOISTURE SENSATION, SENSORY COMFORT, SKIN, ABSORBENT, DIAPERS
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/69843
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