DialogueStudy is the largest study ever undertaken within Ostomy Care. The DialogueStudy is a global clinical study designed to document the real life experience of Coloplast’s SenSura ostomy appliance, focusing specifically on skin condition and quality of life.
The DialogueStudy provides evidence-based nursing:
The inclusion of people with a stoma in the study has ended. More than 3000 people with a stoma and over 500 stoma care nurses from 18 countries around the world has collaborated with Coloplast in the DialogueStudy
- to examine the experiences of people with a stoma and assess the impact of skin problems on people’s lives.
- to evaluate peoples experiences with a double-layer adhesive ostomy appliance, SenSura.
The US and French national results from the DialogueStudy have been presented at the WOCN/WCET congress in Arizona in June 2010. The first national results show that many people with a stoma has peristomal skin problems and that a combination of evidence-based nursing and SenSura reduces incidents of leakages, number of unplanned changes and increase the feeling of security when using an ostomy appliance. The global pooled data will be published in the beginning of 2011.
The DialogueStudy uses two of our clinical tools for assessments of the peristomal skin and the quality of life of the person with a stoma:
- the validated Stoma-QoL questionnaire, designed specifically for people with an ostomy to assess the quality of life of people with a stoma
- the validated Ostomy Skin Tool, designed to give an objective and structured assessment of the peristomal skin
These tools provide Stoma Care Nurses with a common language to describe quality of life and peristomal skin problem for people with a stoma both internationally and across borders.