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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Ostomy, Hernia or Signs and Symptoms
and you are
over 18
years old
This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

A parastomal bulge (PB) is a frequent long-term complication after stoma formation. Most parastomal bulging occurs within two years of stoma formation but is seen up to 20 years post-surgery. A bulge may be relatively obvious or extremely difficult to diagnose, and descriptions of symptoms vary from 'asymptomatic', 'symptomatic' to 'high symptom load'. Previous studies report that quality of life as well as physical, psychological and social function are affected in patients with parastomal bulging. However, there is a lack of knowledge of patients' lived experiences with parastomal bulging. Insight into patients' experiences of symptoms in relation to parastomal bulging and the impact on everyday life may help identify issues of importance from the patient perspective. This, in turn, may help professionals to better understand and support patients with PB, and be of help when identifying patients' symptoms and determining relevant treatment strategies.

Provided treatments

  • Other: Focus group interviews

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02889536. The sponsor of the trial is Rigshospitalet, Denmark and it is looking for 20 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Living With a Parastomal Bulge - a Phenomenological-hermeneutic Study of Patients Lived Experiences