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Research project: Skin hydration, friction, sheer and absorbent products - Dormant - Dormant

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The project consists of i) A quasi-clinical laboratory study of wet and dry pad materials and skin friction, ii) a survey of nursing staff to identify and explore current nursing practices related to pressure, iii) Laboratory testing of a wide range of the pads/features/materials that are currently available on the UK market to identify the optimum products, iv) A clinical study comparing different tools for measuring skin health iv) standardisation of a method of photographing skin health problems.

Main question(s)

 What is the relationship between different absorbent pad materials and skin health?

Methodology

Laboratory study of pad materials, survey, clinical study of incontinence-related skin-health problems.

Main outcomes

Measurement of friction, measurement of interface pressures, measurement of skin health problems.

Project team

Mandy Fader

Project funder

SCA Hygiene , Sweden 2006

Related research groups

Active Living and Rehabilitation
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