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Commercially Available Incontinence Pads and Requirement Analysis

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2023, 28(6), pp.89-102
  • DOI : 10.9708/jksci.2023.28.06.089
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : March 7, 2023
  • Accepted : June 9, 2023
  • Published : June 30, 2023

Cha Su Joung 1

1목포대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study selected disposable incontinence pads marketed in Korea and examined the shape and size, the composition of incontinence pads, and the awareness and requirements of incontinence pads to provide basic data for the development of incontinence pads. The composition, dimensions and shape of nine commercial incontinence pads were analyzed, and the requirements of incontinence pads were analyzed through a survey. The shape of the incontinence pads was analyzed as 6 curved and 3 flat. Product dimensions for incontinence pads varied across all nine brands. Even products labeled as medium and normal showed differences. When looking at the type of incontinence pad preferences, we found that younger age groups preferred straight pads, while older age groups preferred panty pads. Consideration of incontinence pad absorbency increased with increasing age, and consideration of skin irritation increased with decreasing age. It was necessary to develop differentiated products based on age, severity of incontinence symptoms, etc. For the younger age group, it was necessary to develop a product with a flat pad that was not visible and had less skin irritation. On the other hand, the older age group required a panty type pad that was highly absorbent and waterproof.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.