Stoma location and ostomy-related quality of life among cancer survivors with ostomies: A pooled analysis

Julia Mo, Christopher S. Wendel, Jeff A. Sloan, Virginia Sun, Mark C. Hornbrook, Marcia Grant, Elizabeth Ercolano, S. Bruce Malkowicz, Nancy J. Tallman, Ruth C. McCorkle, Robert S. Krouse

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Abstract

Introduction: We sought to explore how stoma location may affect self-care events and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in cancer survivors with ostomies. Methods: A pooled dataset was obtained from three multi-site studies that used the City of Hope Quality of Life-Ostomy questionnaire. Predicted means for HRQOL and individual items were generated adjusting for sex, ostomy type, and body mass index. Results: Among 607 cancer survivors, abdominal quadrant groups were: 138 (23%) upper left, 298 (49%) lower left, 51 (8%) upper right, and 120 (20%) lower right. Survivors with lower right side ostomies more frequently reported weight gain after ostomy surgery (p < 0.001). Stoma on the right side of the abdomen was associated with lower scores for issues with the skin surrounding the ostomy (p = 0.03) and satisfaction with appearance (p = 0.008). Discussion: Stoma location is associated with HRQOL and difficulties adjusting to the ostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Colostomy
  • HRQOL
  • Ileostomy
  • Stoma location
  • Urostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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