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An IRB-approved mixed method academic study, conducted by the University of South Alabama, examines ostomy-related complications and their impact on quality of life for ostomates. The study finds that leakage and parastomal skin irritation are common ostomy-related complications that have statistically significant impacts on the quality of life for patients following ostomy surgery.

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Leakage

of ostomates surveyed reported experiencing leakage
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Wearing a STEALTH BELT® support garment significantly reduces the frequency of leakage as compared with patients wearing other types of ostomy belts or those not wearing a support garment.
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The Study Further Finds That Reducing the Frequency of Leakage Has a Statistically Significant Impact on Quality of Life:

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Skin Irritation

of ostomates surveyed reported having Parastomal rash or skin irritation.
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It is clinically relevant that Stealth Belt support garments reduce the incidence and frequency of parastomal skin irritation as compared with patients wearing other types of ostomy belts or those not wearing a support garment.
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The study finds that reducing the incidence of parastomal rash or skin irritation has a statistically significant impact on quality of life:

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