Professional resources to help your patients

Your patients may need a lot of help and guidance, both before and after stoma surgery. In this section, we present a wide variety of Coloplast tools, materials and programmes that can support you in caring for and helping your patients.

Stoma Quality of Life

Stoma Quality of Life

The Stoma Quality of Life tool (Stoma-QoL) is a simple, validated questionnaire that can be used to measure quality of life in people with a stoma – and identify the issues that may cause anxiety or concern. Stoma Quality of Life tool
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Assessing quality of life in stoma patients

People with a stoma can have many concerns – fear of leakage, embarrassment about their body, worries about becoming a burden to family and friends. When these concerns stop people from doing the things they enjoy, it puts their quality of life at risk.

With Stoma-QoL, healthcare professionals now have a standard and a common language with which to assess quality of life for people with a stoma. You can use the tool to monitor quality of life over time in the same person – or compare quality of life between patients.

Stoma-QoL is:

  • Specifically designed for people with a stoma – all questions are based on input from people with a stoma
  • Validated – tested in representative stoma populations in different countries
  • Reliable – weighted to emphasise the issues that are most critical to the respondent’s quality of life
  • Cross-cultural – translated into 16 languages
  • Simple – the questionnaire only takes 5–10 minutes to complete

Download the tool here

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Coloplast Charter for HCP's

Giving you access to a team of specialists who are dedicated to work alongside your Coloplast Territory Manager to ensure you get the best service possible.

Ostomy Skin Tool

Aimed at ostomy care nurses

The Ostomy Skin Tool (above) was developed for the DialogueStudy, a global clinical study, to assess the condition of peristomal skin over time. It has been tested in practice by the members of the Coloplast Global Advisory Board and some of their colleagues before being introduced into the DialogueStudy. 

The Ostomy Skin Tool consists of two parts; the DET score and the diagnostic guide.

As the Ostomy Skin Tool is a novel, standardised tool for assessing peristomal skin conditions over time, it is vital to understand how the Ostomy Skin Tool works and to prove the reproducibility.

Use the Ostomy Skin Tool below.

Regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

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