University Centre forNursing and Midwifery

Incontinence - associated dermatitis (IAD)


project duration: 01/03/2017 - 31/12/2017
Minimum Data Set for Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (MDS-IAD) in adults: design and pilot study in nursing home residents
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project duration: 01/01/2014 - 07/11/2016
Interventions for preventing and treating incontinence-associated dermatitis in adults: a Cochrane systematic review
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project duration: 05/01/2015 - 30/04/2016
Identification of risk factors for the development of incontinence-associated dermatitis category 2 in nursing home residents
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project duration: 01/10/2021 - 30/04/2021
The integration of sensor technology into incontinence materials: a single-group pretest-posttest study in a nursing home environment

The smart diaper study aims to (1) detect humidity, (2) be capable of sending a real-time indication of the saturation to the healthcare workers when urine loss occurs and (3) generate alerts when the diaper requires changing. Potential benefits of the smart diaper compared to incontinence management products without sensor technology include: workload reduction, increased comfort for residents and staff, more person-centred care, increased quality of care, less skin damage and economic (e.g. fewer costs due to less excessive diaper changes), and/or environmental (e.g. less waste) gains.

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