This test has to be done at home as you will have to use the measuring hat under your toilet seat for this. This may not always be possible to do so at work unless you have your own private bathroom. It is very important that you measure exactly the amount of urine and the time of day when you go to urinate.
There is no need to collect and store the urine. As soon as you finish urinating, measure the amount of urine in the hat and dispose it. Restart this again when you go to the bathroom. Every time you go to the bathroom make a note of the time when you went and the amount of urine voided.
Also, if there are any incontinence episodes that might happen then please make a note of the time when it occurs and also if these were associated with any urinary urgency. There is also a section to mark and describe what was happening at the time when the incontinence episode happened. This could therefore be written as “I leaked when I was coughing or sneezing” or “I had to run to the bathroom and was not able to make it” etc… You should also grade the severity of the incontinence based upon the scale provided on the sheet.
Equally important is the rightmost column which describes the amount of fluid intake. It is a very critical that you mark exactly the amount of fluid that you drink per that 24 hour period. Therefore to be compliant, the best is to drink from a standard cup such as a 12-oz cup. You can note the amount of fluid intake in ounces or ml. It is equally important to state the type of fluid intake. If it is soda, you should state whether this was caffeinated or decaffeinated coke. If it is coffee state the same.
Do not change any of these amounts or type of fluids just because you are doing the diaries. We actually want to see what typically has been going on over the past few months in your day to day life. The voiding diaries will help us determine this.