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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Research priorities about stoma-related quality of life from the perspective of people with a stoma: A pilot survey
Authors: Hubbard, Gill
Taylor, Claire
Beeken, Becca
Campbell, Anna
Gracey, Jackie
Grimmett, Chloe
Fisher, Abi
Ozakinci, Gozde
Slater, Sarah
Gorely, Trish
Keywords: colostomy
public/patient involvement
research priorities
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Citation: Hubbard G, Taylor C, Beeken B, Campbell A, Gracey J, Grimmett C, Fisher A, Ozakinci G, Slater S & Gorely T (2017) Research priorities about stoma-related quality of life from the perspective of people with a stoma: A pilot survey, Health Expectations, 20 (6), pp. 1421-1427.
Abstract: Background: There is a recognized need to include patients in setting research priorities. Research priorities identified by people with a stoma are rarely elicited.  Objectives: To improve the quality of life of people with a stoma through use of evidence-based practice based on research priorities set by patients.  Design and Methods: Online pilot survey publicized in 2016 via United Kingdom stoma charities. People ranked nine stoma-related quality-of- life topics in order of research priority.  Participants: People 16 years of age and over who currently have or have had a stoma for treatment for any medical condition.  Analysis: Distributions of the priority scores for each of the nine research topics were examined. Group differences were explored using either the Mann–Whitney U-test or the Kruskal–Wallis test depending on the number of groups.  Results: In total, 225 people completed the survey. The most important research priority was pouch leak problems and stoma bag/appliance problems followed by hernia risk. There were statistically significant differences in ranking research priorities between males and females, age, underlying disease that led to a stoma, stoma type and length of time with a stoma.  Conclusion: People with a stoma are willing to engage in and set research priorities. The results should contribute towards future research about setting the research agenda for the study of stoma-related concerns that impact quality of life.
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