The purpose of this study is to learn if the stoma boot camp is a good and effective way to help people adapt to life with a stoma after surgery.
Bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the USA. The primary treatment for invasive
bladder cancer is a radical cystectomy (RC) with a urinary diversion. Patients that have this
procedure must deal with a stoma that requires daily care and manual skills. A stoma is an
artificial opening that allows urine to pass from the ureters outside the body. Having a
surgery that results in a stoma can dramatically change a person's life.
This study is being done to test a new education session called the stoma boot camp. The
session was created to help people deal with changes in their post-surgery life and living
with a stoma.
The session requires a one time visit to the study site and lasts about two hours.
Participants can bring a support person to the boot camp if they choose. During the two hour
session, nurses will provide teaching, counseling, and hands on practice with an artificial
|Overal Status||Start Date||Phase||Study Type|
|Recruiting||February 26, 2018||N/A||Interventional|
Primary Outcome 1 - Measure: Ostomy adjustment scale
Primary Outcome 1 - Time Frame: Change from Baseline to 30 Days After Date of Surgery
- Patients must be presumed to undergo a radical cystectomy with ileal conduit diversion
- Diagnosis of bladder cancer
- Patients undergoing a radical cystectomy with ileal conduit for any reason other than
bladder cancer will not be allowed to participate
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
Healthy Volunteers: No
Name: Moben Mirza, MD
Role: Principal Investigator
Affiliation: University of Kansas Medical Center
Name: Alexandra Dahlgren
Phone: (913) 574-0847
|University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas 66160