New Continence Research - Help Needed

19 December, 2013

 Researchers at University of Southampton are developing a questionnaire to measure the quality of life of people who use pads to manage bladder and/or bowel problems.  This project is called the PADPROM study.

Many people suffer from bladder and bowel problems, which they have to manage on a day-to-day basis. The good news is that regardless of the cause and amount of leakage you experience, there are lots of pads available to help you manage the symptoms.

But these products vary widely in their quality and performance.  The development of such a questionnaire may help manufacturers to improve their product designs and health professionals to select the best pads to suit your needs.

We would like to hear from women age between 18 and older that are experiencing urinary leakage and use small pads (such sanitary pads or panty liners) to manage their symptoms.

If you decide to take part in the PADPROM study, you will be asked to:
·               Complete the questionnaire
·               Select 1 of 3 different pad designs to try out for one week
·               Complete a second copy of the questionnaire afterward.

If you decide to take part in this study you may benefit from receiving the sample pack containing 3 pad designs by finding out about the range of pads that may help you to manage your bladder leakage.

As a ‘thank you’ for your time in taking part in the study, you will be entered into a.

Prize draw!

…and the winner will receive £50 worth of vouchers

If you would like to take part, or for more information about the PADPROM research study, please contact: Charlotte Yearwood Martin (Research Nurse) at email address: - or mobile: -07984630201

The principal Investigator for this study is Mandy Fader RN PhD at University of Southampton (Professor of Continence TechnologyFaculty of Health Sciences).

Bladder and bowel problems can often be cured and you should always seek help from your GP or nurse.

Research is always voluntary and even after contacting me you may choose not to take part in the study!



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