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Peer review publications
Evaluation of a Novel Ostomy Barrier Ring with Assisted Flow for Individuals with an Ileostomy
Objective: To determine the performance and user experience of a novel ostomy barrier ring over a four week period.
Methods: This HIHI supported single-arm investigation conducted across three clinical sites included 25 adult participants with an ileostomy for three months or longer. The participants used their standard ostomy pouching appliance along with a novel barrier ring for a period of 4 weeks. Skin condition was assessed using the Ostomy Skin Tool. Change in skin condition over the study period was recorded for each participant. The participants’ experience in using the novel barrier ring was measured using a five-point Likert-type scale.
[Full ostoform paper here – as PDF?]