Incontinence- Associated Dermatitis: Pathophysiological and histopathological research, development and validation of a core set for outcome reporting in IAD clinical trials, and an RCT to test a 3-in-1 protocol for IAD prevention. Ghent University
IAD is a type of irritant contact dermatitis caused by incontinence. The etiology is complex, the pathophysiology and histopathology are largely understudied. There is limited knowledge about prevention and treatment. The objectives are (1) to study the pathophysiology and histopathology, (2) to develop a core set for outcome reporting, and (3) to perform a RCT and health economic analysis for IAD prevention.