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1 Independent advice using research evidence
2 Advice
2.1 About You
2.1.1 Mobility
2.1.2 Hand Control
2.1.3 Memory
2.1.4 Body Shape
2.1.5 Eyesight
2.1.6 Day or Night
2.1.7 Lifestyle
2.1.8 Laundry
2.1.9 Storage and Disposal
2.1.10 Travel
2.1.11 Independence
2.1.12 Obtaining Products
2.1.13 Personal Preferences
2.1.14 Sex
2.2 Bladder Leakage
2.2.1 Is leakage light or moderate / heavy?
2.2.1.1 Estimating your leakage by weighing pads
2.2.1.2 Estimating your leakage from pad guidelines
2.2.1.3 Estimating your leakage if you don’t use pads
2.2.2 Frequency of leakage
2.2.2.1 Recording leakage
2.2.3 Types of bladder leakage
2.2.3.1 Urge urinary incontinence
2.2.3.2 Stress urinary incontinence
2.2.3.3 Mixed urinary incontinence
2.2.3.4 Bladder Leakage in Women
2.2.3.5 Bladder Leakage in Men
2.2.4 What does this mean for product choice?
2.3 Bowel Leakage
2.3.1 What is the leakage like?
2.3.2 Frequency of leakage
2.3.2.1 Recording Leakage
2.4 Bladder and Bowel Leakage
2.5 Toileting difficulties
2.6 Urinary Retention
2.7 Assessing your needs
2.8 Conditions
2.8.1 Prostate Cancer
2.8.1.1 Before Treatment
2.8.1.1.1 Preparing for bladder leakage
2.8.1.1.1.1 Find out about products in advance
2.8.1.1.2.1 Preparing to go home with a catheter
2.8.1.1.3.1 What to Expect at the Appointment
2.8.1.2.1 Less than 12 Months
2.8.1.1.1.2 Learn & Practise Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises
2.8.1.1.2 What is a catheter?
2.8.1.1.2.2 At Home
2.8.1.1.3.2 When you get home
2.8.1.1.4.2 More than 12 Months
2.8.1.2 After Treatment
2.8.1.2.2 More than 12 Months
2.8.1.1.1.3 Diet & Lifestyle
2.8.1.1.3 Catheter removal
2.8.1.2.3 Learn & Practise PFM
2.8.1.1.4 Help and Advice Coping with Bladder Leakage
2.8.1.2.4 Diet & Lifestyle
2.8.1.1.5 Other Treatments
3 Products
3.1 Pads
3.1.1 Pads - light bladder leakage in women
3.1.1.1 Small Disposable Pads
3.1.1.2 Small Washable Pads
3.1.1.3 Sanitary Towels
3.1.1.4 Washable Pants 14 
3.1.1.5 Small Disposable Pants
3.1.2 Pads - moderate / heavy bladder leakage in women
3.1.2.1 Large Disposable Pants
3.1.2.2 Large Disposable Pads
3.1.2.3 All-in-Ones
3.1.2.4 Large Washable Pads 14  11 
3.1.2.5 T-Shape Pads
3.1.3 Pads - light bladder leakage in men
3.1.3.1 Small Disposable Pads
3.1.3.2 Disposable Pouches
3.1.3.3 Disposable Leafs
3.1.3.4 Washable Leafs
3.1.3.5 Small Washable Pads
3.1.3.6 Washable Pants 13 
3.1.3.7 Small Disposable Pants
3.1.4 Pads - moderate / heavy bladder leakage in men
3.1.4.1 Large Disposable Pads
3.1.4.2 All-in-Ones 10 
3.1.4.3 Large Disposable Pants 12 
3.1.4.4 Large Washable Pads 26  13 
3.1.4.5 T-Shape Pads
3.2 Female Devices
3.2.1 External Urethral Devices
3.2.2 Internal Urethral Devices
3.2.3 Internal Vaginal Devices
3.3 Male Devices
3.3.1 Sheaths 34  22 
3.3.2 Penile Compression Devices 25 
3.3.3 Body-Worn Urinals 20 
3.3.4 Devices for penile retraction
3.4 Catheters
3.4.1 Intermittent Catheters 10  14 
3.4.1.1 Cleaning Methods
3.4.2 Indwelling Catheters 13 
3.4.3 Catheter accessories 19 
3.5 Urine Drainage Bags
3.5.1 Leg Bags
3.5.1.1 Volume and Capacity
3.5.1.2 Sterile and Non-sterile
3.5.1.3 Drainage Taps
3.5.1.4 Sampling Ports
3.5.1.5 Discreetness
3.5.1.6 Positioning
3.5.1.7 Materials
3.5.1.8 Infection Control
3.5.1.9 Anti Kinking Features
3.5.2 Large Capacity Night Bags
3.5.3 Straps and Support Garments
3.6 Faecal Products
3.6.1 Anal devices
3.6.2 Faecal Pads
3.6.3 Faecal Collectors
3.7 Toileting Aids
3.7.1 Handheld Urinals
3.7.1.1 Female Handheld Urinals 20 
3.7.1.2 Male Handheld Urinals
3.7.2 Bedpans
3.7.3 Bidets
3.7.4 Bottom-wipers
3.7.5 Urine Directors
3.7.5.1 Female Urine Directors
3.7.5.2 Male Urine Directors
3.7.6 Toilet Raisers
3.7.7 Commodes
3.8 Bed and Chair Protectors
3.8.1 Washable Underpads
3.8.2 Disposable Underpads
3.8.3 Chair Protectors
3.8.4 Waterproof Bedding
3.9 Clothing, odour control and skin care
3.9.1 Clothing Modifications
3.9.2 Odour Control
3.9.3 Skin Care
4 Continence Worldwide
5 Reference
5.1 Evidence
5.2 Glossary
5.3 Images
5.4 Documents
5.5 Tips
5.6 Sitemap
5.6 Manufacturers
6 About
7 Contact

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