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Most Satisfied Customers | Poise

Aussies have rated Poise as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest continence product ratings, with the brand rated five stars for all ratings categories, including comfort, value for money, effectiveness, variety & range, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate continence products

Our review compares continence products on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which continence product they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 379 Australians for their feedback on the continence product(s) they’ve purchased in the last six months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their continence product brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a continence product brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Comfort: the continence product was comfortable to wear for long periods of time, and during multiple activities (i.e. sleeping, exercising, etc.).
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality of the continence product.
  • Effectiveness: the continence product was effective in holding liquid and working as intending.
  • Variety & range: there was a wide variety of packet sizes and product options available in the continence product brand range.
  • Packaging convenience: the continence product packaging was easy to open and store.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  1. Poise
  2. Tena
  3. Stayfree
  4. Always Discreet
  5. Depend

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.


Top Continence Product – Poise

Poise Incontinence Products

Poise offers a number of incontinence products – primarily for women – from washable underwear, liners and pads to help you stay covered regardless of what the day throws at you. The Poise 2-in-1 washable underwear is available in a number of sizes, and is designed to protect against bladder and period leaks, while the Thin & Discreet pads come in a number of product variants, including long pads, with wings and overnight pads, with the liners also similarly offering plenty of options to choose from.

  • Poise was rated five stars across all categories, including comfort, value for money, effectiveness, variety & range, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

What are the main causes of incontinence?

Incontinence refers to an inability to control your bladder and bowel, often resulting in leaks. It’s not uncommon and in fact, one in four Australians experience incontinence regularly, according to the Continence Foundation. There are a few different reasons that someone might be incontinent including:

  • Being pregnant or, having been pregnant makes it more likely for you to experience incontinence
  • Neurological and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Health conditions
  • Reduced mobility
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Medications
  • Infections

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


Meet the Research Team

Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s continence product ratings:

  • 2022: Always Discreet

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