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1. How does the BodyCheck work?

The BodyCheck is 8 simple questions supported by engaging animations. Based on your answers your profile will be identified and you will be given advice on what Coloplast product solution fit exactly your profile best.

2. Is the BodyCheck relevant for me?

The BodyCheck has been developed to support people with a stoma in understanding their individual body profile and finding the product solution with the best possible fit. As bodies change over time, most people with a stoma will benefit from a BodyCheck now and then.

3. Why is it a good idea to perform a BodyCheck?

Most likely the profile of your abdomen has or will change over time, and it can be confusing finding the right pouching system to fit your body profile.

The BodyCheck guides you to find the pouching system that matches your individual body profile the best for the time being. BodyChecks should be done frequently to ensure that body profile changes are dealt with.

By ensuring, you always have the best pouching system, leakage and skin problems can be prevented, which leads to an easier everyday life.

4. How do I perform a BodyCheck?

The BodyCheck is done by answering 8 simple questions regarding the area around your stoma. You should assess the area both while standing, lying and sitting and choose the position that is the most straining on the area. Usually a sitting position is most straining. Based on your answers you will be given advice on what Coloplast product solution fit your profile best.

5. How often should I perform a BodyCheck?

The BodyCheck can be compared to a periodical blood pressure test. Body changes around the stoma can occur at different paces and times, therefore continuous body self assessment is relevant in order to both solve and prevent problems.

6. Can I order products via the BodyCheck?

We are able to send free of charge samples from the BodyCheck. If you are happy with these, you can order further products from the same place you get your supplies from today.

7. Will the BodyCheck compare recommendations to my current pouching system?

No, comparisons between current and recommended product solutions must be discussed with you Coloplast Care advisor and/or nurse.

8. Does the BodyCheck take everything into consideration when choosing my optimal pouching system?

The profile of the area around the stoma has a profound impact on a product’s ability to fit the body. The BodyCheck considers the profile of the area around the stoma. However, other elements to consider and perhaps discuss with your enterostomal therapy nurse include:

  • Physical capabilities, such as dexterity and eye sight
  • Medication, such as steroids
  • General activity level
  • Skin problems

9. Can the BodyCheck solve my skin issues?

Skin problems are mainly due to leakage and the use of a product that doesn’t have a proper fit. Some of these problems may be avoided by doing the BodyCheck to ensure that you use a pouching system with the best possible fit.

For specific skin issues, please visit the Brava accessory tool or talk to your enterostomal therapy nurse.

10. Can I save my Body Profile or complete it at a later point?

No, information regarding your body profile will not be stored. All 8 questions must be answered at one time. If needed, you can send your body profile, advice and product recommendations to an email address to save it.

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Take just 5 minutes to complete the Body Check, and we’ll give you some guidance on ostomy appliances that may be better suited to your individual body shape.

Is BodyCheck relevant for me?

The BodyCheck tool has been developed to support people with a stoma in understanding their individual body profile and finding the product solution with the best possible fit.

IMPORTANT!

If you have any concerns – such as skin problems or how to use new products – you should always consult your stoma care nurse.

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Help

1. How does the BodyCheck work?

The BodyCheck is 8 simple questions supported by engaging animations. Based on your answers your profile will be identified and you will be given advice on what Coloplast product solution fit exactly your profile best.

2. Is the BodyCheck relevant for me?

The BodyCheck has been developed to support people with a stoma in understanding their individual body profile and finding the product solution with the best possible fit. As bodies change over time, most people with a stoma will benefit from a BodyCheck now and then.

3. Why is it a good idea to perform a BodyCheck?

Most likely the profile of your abdomen has or will change over time, and it can be confusing finding the right pouching system to fit your body profile.

The BodyCheck guides you to find the pouching system that matches your individual body profile the best for the time being. BodyChecks should be done frequently to ensure that body profile changes are dealt with.

By ensuring, you always have the best pouching system, leakage and skin problems can be prevented, which leads to an easier everyday life.

4. How do I perform a BodyCheck?

The BodyCheck is done by answering 8 simple questions regarding the area around your stoma. You should assess the area both while standing, lying and sitting and choose the position that is the most straining on the area. Usually a sitting position is most straining. Based on your answers you will be given advice on what Coloplast product solution fit your profile best.

5. How often should I perform a BodyCheck?

The BodyCheck can be compared to a periodical blood pressure test. Body changes around the stoma can occur at different paces and times, therefore continuous body self assessment is relevant in order to both solve and prevent problems.

6. Can I order products via the BodyCheck?

We are able to send free of charge samples from the BodyCheck. If you are happy with these, you can order further products from the same place you get your supplies from today.

7. Will the BodyCheck compare recommendations to my current pouching system?

No, comparisons between current and recommended product solutions must be discussed with you Coloplast Care advisor and/or nurse.

8. Does the BodyCheck take everything into consideration when choosing my optimal pouching system?

The profile of the area around the stoma has a profound impact on a product’s ability to fit the body. The BodyCheck considers the profile of the area around the stoma. However, other elements to consider and perhaps discuss with your enterostomal therapy nurse include:

  • Physical capabilities, such as dexterity and eye sight
  • Medication, such as steroids
  • General activity level
  • Skin problems

9. Can the BodyCheck solve my skin issues?

Skin problems are mainly due to leakage and the use of a product that doesn’t have a proper fit. Some of these problems may be avoided by doing the BodyCheck to ensure that you use a pouching system with the best possible fit.

For specific skin issues, please visit the Brava accessory tool or talk to your enterostomal therapy nurse.

10. Can I save my Body Profile or complete it at a later point?

No, information regarding your body profile will not be stored. All 8 questions must be answered at one time. If needed, you can send your body profile, advice and product recommendations to an email address to save it.

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Describe the form of the area around the stoma

The form of the area around the stoma may change depending on your position. Consider your body fit challenges when you are sitting or lying down. Choose your form below.

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Regular

The area is more or less level with the abdomen, although your skin surface may be uneven.

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Regular.

The area is more or less level with the abdomen, although your skin surface may be uneven.

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Inward

Sinks into the abdomen creating a dip.

Sinks into the abdomen creating a dip.

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Outward

Rises from the abdomen creating a peak.

Rises from the abdomen creating a peak.

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Is the Regular form of the area around the stoma Uniform or Variable?

The regular form may not be completely consistent across the stoma area.

Uniform

The regular form is consistent across the stoma area.

The regular form is consistent across the stoma area.

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Variable

The regular form is not consistent across the stoma area.

The regular form is not consistent across the stoma area.

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Is the Inward form of the area around the stoma Uniform or Variable?

The inward form may not be completely consistent across the stoma area.

Uniform

The inward form is consistent across the stoma area.

The inward form is consistent across the stoma area.

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Variable

The inward form is not consistent across the stoma area.

The inward form is not consistent across the stoma area.

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Is the Outward form of the area around the stoma Uniform or Variable?

The outward form may not be completely consistent across the stoma area.

Uniform

The outward form is consistent across the stoma area.

The outward form is consistent across the stoma area.

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Variable

The outward form is not consistent across the stoma area.

The outward form is not consistent across the stoma area.

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Is the area around the stoma soft or firm?

The softness or firmness of the area is important to determine how flexible or rigid your product needs to be.

Soft

The area yields to pressure (like when pressing a water mattress).

The area yields to pressure (like when pressing a water mattress).

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Firm

The area resists pressure (like when pressing under your heel).

The area resists pressure (like when pressing under your heel).

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Do you have superficial or deep skin irregularities around your stoma? If you have both, please choose Deep folds.

Irregularities in the skin affect the adhesive base plate’s ability to make full contact with the skin. Their depth will determine the type of adhesive base plate and accessories you need. If you don’t have any skin irregularities, please choose “Superficial creases”.

Superficial creases

The skin is lined, furrowed or wrinkled.

The skin is lined, furrowed or wrinkled.

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Deep folds

The area has deep folds of loose skin or excess fat.

The area has deep folds of loose skin or excess fat.

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Where is your stoma located?

The location of your stoma determines how flexible your appliance needs to be.

Above the bending line

The stoma is located above the bending line near the ribs

The stoma is located above the bending line near the ribs

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At the bending line

The stoma is located where abdomen folds when bending

The stoma is located where abdomen folds when bending

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Below the bending line

The stoma is located below the bending line. This is the most usual location.

The stoma is located below the bending line. This is the most usual location.

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What’s the position of the stoma opening in relation to the surface of your skin?

To ensure your product fits tightly, it’s important to establish whether the stoma opening is above, level with or below the surface of the skin.

Above the skin surface

The stoma rises over the skin surface.

The stoma rises over the skin surface.

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Level with the skin surface

The stoma is level with the skin.

The stoma is level with the skin.

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Below the skin surface

The stoma is retracted from the skin.

The stoma is retracted from the skin.

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Describe the output from your stoma

The consistency of your stoma output has a major influence on the choice of pouch and adhesive plate.

Thick stool

From hard lumps over firm to soft output

Liquid stool

Watery to mushy output, sometimes with fluffy pieces

Urine

Which type of pouching system do you prefer?

1-piece pouching system

The pouch and the adhesive base plate come as one unit. This system is very flexible and lies flat against the body, making it less noticeable under clothing. When the pouch is changed the adhesive base plate is changed as well.

2-piece pouching system with mechanical coupling

The pouch is clicked onto the adhesive base plate with a plastic coupling. The adhesive base plate is rather rigid and easy to apply because you can see the stoma as you centre the adhesive. With this system you can easily change your pouch without changing the adhesive base plate.

2-piece pouching system with adhesive coupling

The pouch is attached to the adhesive base plate with an adhesive coupling – taping the two units together. The adhesive base plate is flexible and lays flatter against the body compared to a click coupling. It is easy to apply because you can see the stoma as you centre the adhesive. You can easily change your pouch without changing the adhesive base plate.

Which type of pouching system do you prefer?

1-piece pouching system

The pouch and the adhesive base plate come as one unit. This system is very flexible and lies flat against the body, making it less noticeable under clothing. When the pouch is changed the adhesive base plate is changed as well.

2-piece pouching system with mechanical coupling

The pouch is clicked onto the adhesive base plate with a plastic coupling. The adhesive base plate is rather rigid and easy to apply because you can see the stoma as you centre the adhesive. With this system you can easily change your pouch without changing the adhesive base plate.

2-piece pouching system with adhesive coupling

The pouch is attached to the adhesive base plate with an adhesive coupling – taping the two units together. The adhesive base plate is flexible and lays flatter against the body compared to a click coupling. It is easy to apply because you can see the stoma as you centre the adhesive. You can easily change your pouch without changing the adhesive base plate.

Which type of pouching system do you prefer?

1-piece pouching system

The pouch and the adhesive base plate come as one unit. This system is very flexible and lies flat against the body, making it less noticeable under clothing. When the pouch is changed the adhesive base plate is changed as well.

2-piece pouching system with mechanical coupling

The pouch is clicked onto the adhesive base plate with a plastic coupling. The adhesive base plate is rather rigid and easy to apply because you can see the stoma as you centre the adhesive. With this system you can easily change your pouch without changing the adhesive base plate.

2-piece pouching system with adhesive coupling

The pouch is attached to the adhesive base plate with an adhesive coupling – taping the two units together. The adhesive base plate is flexible and lays flatter against the body compared to a click coupling. It is easy to apply because you can see the stoma as you centre the adhesive. You can easily change your pouch without changing the adhesive base plate.

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You have now completed all eight questions. Your answers have provided us with enough information to recommend specific products that will help you to prevent leakage.

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    You can expect to receive your product sample(s) within 3-4 working days.

    Soon after you have received your sample(s), a Specialist from Coloplast Care will contact you to advise you on successful use of the product(s) and to answer any questions you may have.

     

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