Study date: 04 February 2022
CLOUDS Study - Cross-sectional investigation of burden of disease in newly operated stoma patients
The purpose of this study is to better understand the impact of living with a stoma on people who have had an ileostomy, or a colostomy.
- If you decide to take part, we will arrange a phone call to help you understand more about the study. We will explain in detail about what your participation involves, and you will be able to ask any questions you may have. You are welcome to bring a family member or a friend to this meeting. If you choose to participate in the investigation, we will then ask you to sign a consent form, in which you agree to participate in the study as described in this information sheet.
- During the study you will be invited for a virtual meeting with a member of the research team who will ask you a series of questions about your experience of living with a stoma and some personal information.
- Virtual calls: All meetings will be planned to be virtual using Microsoft Teams, Skype or Face Time, if technically possible. If a virtual visit is not possible, a face-to-face meeting will be scheduled, either at your home or at the hospital site.
- You will also be asked to fill in two (2) surveys. The surveys will be sent to you via a link in an email or SMS (text). The first survey will ask you questions on your personal experience of living with a stoma. The second survey is sent out at the end of the study so that you can feed back your experience of taking part in research. This is a way of demonstrating that your contribution is valued, and to help improve the way research studies are designed and delivered, now and in the future.
- We will ask you to keep information about the study confidential, meaning that you are welcome to discuss the trial with your loved ones and of course also your GP/stoma nurse if there should be a need for this, but we must ask you not to share information about the study in a larger forum, such as on social media.
To find out more contact us about the CLOUDS study