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Nurses' perspectives and preferences on MoliCare Premium Elastic products for incontinence management

07 December 2023
Volume 32 · Issue 22
Figure 1. Schematic illustration of the new MoliCare Premium Elastic design
Figure 1. Schematic illustration of the new MoliCare Premium Elastic design



With the wide range of absorbent incontinence products available, it is crucial to select the most suitable product for individuals with incontinence, ensuring that their expectations are met and their quality of life is not compromised.


This study aimed to assess the key features of the newly introduced MoliCare Premium Elastic product by nurses working with residents with incontinence in nursing homes and compare the product characteristics with those of the previous design.


Forty-three nurses from five nursing homes in Germany were asked to complete a questionnaire focusing on key product performance aspects to elicit their views on the use of MoliCare Premium Elastic products.


All performance features of the new product design received positive ratings from most nurses: 84% considered the overall acceptance of the new design as ‘Good’, and 52% preferred the new MoliCare Premium Elastic.


The new MoliCare SkinGuard absorbent core technology performed well on each performance characteristic, demonstrating the high quality of the product and its ability to meet the needs of people with incontinence.

Incontinence is a widespread disorder ranging in severity from irregular and episodic urinary leaks to complete loss of bladder and/or bowel control. The likelihood of developing this condition increases with age and is a major reason for admission to long-term care facilities. If not properly managed and assessed, it can negatively impact psychological wellbeing and health-related quality of life (Kehinde, 2016; Buckley, 2019; Sayabalian et al, 2019). Prolonged exposure of the skin to urine, faeces, or both, as a consequence of incontinence, can lead to moist skin that is vulnerable to injury and the development of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) (Coyer and Campbell, 2018). IAD is a complex and painful condition characterised by inflammation and erythema, which may present as blisters and erosions (Campbell et al, 2016). Subsequently, IAD increases susceptibility to secondary skin infections and pressure ulcers (Raepsaet et al, 2021).

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