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Ostomy

Missed nursing care and stoma care: an Italian survey

A cross-sectional study was carried out with a quantitative approach. The measurement instrument was the Italian version of the MISSCARE survey, designed to measure missed nursing care (Kalisch and...

Development of a leakage impact assessment for patients with a stoma, who may be impacted by leakage

Although some products have been developed to help individuals manage their stoma better, complications are still prevalent, which means that patients continue to experience significant worry and...

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,...

Prevalence of leakage and its negative impact on quality of life in people living with a stoma in the UK

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 was an online, retrospective, self-reported questionnaire developed by Coloplast A/S (Martins et al, 2022b). A total of 54 614 people living with a stoma from 17 countries...

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...

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