A pad test can demonstrate the frequency and severity of incontinence
that occurs in your daily life.
You will be provided with an absorbent pad that has been weighed. The
pad is worn until urine leakage occurs, and then you return the soiled pad to
be reweighed. The amount of urine released is estimated by measuring the
increased weight of the pad.
Urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine, affects an estimated 25 million Americans, mostly women. For most, incontinence is the result of problems controlling the bladder. For people with a type called functional incontinence, however, the problem lies in getting to and using the toilet when the need arises.