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Parastomal hernia: an overview

For this overview, the authors wanted to analyse the incidence of PH, aetiology, prevention and conservative treatment. A further aim was to evaluate the impact of PH on QoL. In both cases, the aim...

The impact of stoma management education on the self-care abilities of individuals with an intestinal stoma

Several studies have shown that following the creation of a stoma patients may experience stigmatisation; having a stoma will also affect people's perception of their body image and sexuality, and...

A pilot study of a digital ostomy leakage notification system: impact on worry and quality of life

Despite continuous innovations in ostomy solutions, leakage of stomal effluent remains a major challenge in ostomy care. Digital health solutions, ie wearable devices and connected healthcare...

Using peristomal body profile assessment to improve leakage-related quality of life for individuals with an ostomy

The nurses' evaluation of the Body Assessment Tool was presented using descriptive statistical methods (mean and standard deviation (SD)). Categorical variables regarding baseline characteristics,...

Challenges faced by people with a stoma: peristomal body profile risk factors and leakage

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 has provided information about the daily lives and concerns of new and experienced individuals living with a stoma. Detection of stoma output under the baseplate and leakage...

The frequency of early stomal, peristomal and skin complications

The aim of this study was to analyse the onset of stomal, peristomal and skin complications one month (30 days) after ostomy creation (early complications)..

Quality of life of ostomates at a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya

This was a descriptive study that employed an interviewer administered-questionnaire to gather information on QoL issues, including nutrition, psychosocial aspects and issues around sexuality. The...

Perception of leakage: data from the Ostomy Life Study 2019

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 consisted of a pair of retrospective, self-reported surveys, conducted among people living with a stoma and stoma care nurses (Fellows et al, 2021)..

Convexity in stoma care: developing a new ASCN UK guideline on the appropriate use of convex products

The correct choice of pouch is essential and should be based on the type of stoma (colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy) created. A stoma appliance, also known as a bag or pouch, is generally made up of a...

Multinational survey on living with an ostomy: prevalence and impact of peristomal skin complications

To date, this Ostomy Life Study 2019 is the largest global survey performed on this topic. The results presented here underline the high prevalence of PSCs and the associated challenges present within...

Sociodemographic characteristics and self-care management knowledge of patients with an ostomy

The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of knowledge and skills of Italian ostomy patients with a history of cancer. Their sociodemographic and clinical characteristics were analysed, and...

Correlation between self-efficacy and self-esteem in patients with an intestinal stoma

This descriptive-correlational study was conducted with patients with intestinal stoma who had been referred to the two hospitals affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences and the Iranian...

Factors influencing health-related quality of life of those in the Netherlands living with an ostomy

The purpose of this research was, first, to assess how an ostomy population in the Netherlands perceives their HRQoL and, second, to determine key stressors influencing HRQoL in these people..

Creating consensus-based practice guidelines with 2000 nurses

A modified Delphi process was used for this project, which combined the scientific rigour of the traditional Delphi and RAND Nominal Group Technique (NGT-R), with virtual and face-to-face...

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