Allegro Medical survey links incontinence, depression

Thursday, May 15, 2014

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – People purchasing incontinence products look at comfort, capacity and cost, a new survey by Allegro Medical has found. The survey found 95% use incontinence products themselves or for a spouse or parent; 90% say their condition keeps them from participating in favorite activities; and more than 85% say they suffer from depression. “A growing number of people who are experiencing incontinence will usually wear some sort of protective layer so that accidents will be discreet and easy to clean,” said Craig Hood, executive vice president. “With the right products, a person can usually live an active lifestyle.” The survey also found that the leading causes of incontinence are prostate issues and physical trauma for men, and obesity and diabetes for women.