Pad Stories

Write a story about life with incontinence pads*

We are looking for research participants, who would be willing to write a “pad story”* about the absorbent products they use when managing their own urinary or fecal leakages, or when providing continence care to others.

* NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY There are different absorbent products available for managing urinary and fecal leakages. Different people may prefer to use different terms, such as incontinence pad, or diaper, and some people may use cloth or other materials. The country and language influences on the terminology and its appropriate usage.

In our research, the term “incontinence pad” generally refers to different absorbent materials used for the management of urinary or fecal leakages, including male guards, pull ups, briefs, protective underwear, slips, liners, cloths, or any products that are often referred to as “adult diapers”. 

We are aware of the official recommendations of terminology, based on views of clinical professionals mainly in countries where English is the first language. In the “pad stories” collection, however, we wish the participants to write about the products they use, using the terminology they prefer to use and are comfortable with.

We hope to receive stories from as many countries as possible.

To participate in the research, you should: 

    • be over 18 years old
    • have experience in wearing adult incontinence products (pads, male guards, pull ups, briefs, protective underwear, slips, liners, cloths, or any products that may sometimes be referred to as “adult diapers”)
    • and/or have experience in helping others to wear such products (e.g. professional and family carers) 

The collection of the stories begins in Summer 2021, and ends 30 November 2021.

You will find the full writing invitation through  this link (the URL also posted below). Please read the invitation carefully, as it contains important information on the research, its benefits and risks, as well as the right to withdraw from the research.

The direct link to the story collection form: https://survey.tuni.fi/lime/582796?lang=en

In case you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Contact details

Dr Tiina Vaittinen, Tampere University

GSM: +358 (0)40 190 9770

Email: tiina.vaittinen (AT) tuni.fi 

Twitter: @PadprojectV

 

LIFE WITH
INCONTINENCE PADS
I.E. male guards, pull ups, briefs, protective underwear, slips, liners, cloths, or any products that are often referred to as “adult diapers” – YOU NAME IT!
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