Stanford, California 94305

  • Ostomy


The purpose of this study is to determine the usability and acceptance of the Ostom-i Alert Sensor. The investigators would like to see if is generally helpful to ostomy patients and whether it has a beneficial impact on living with an ostomy bag. Results from this study will be used to determine if a larger clinical study is feasible.

Study summary:

Evidence from clinical experience shows that patients with ostomies go through a significant life change to learn to live with the ostomy bag. These changes can include "an altered body image, changes in daily routines, and for some, changes in life patterns such as work and leisure activities" (Burckhardt). Previous studies have also shown that ostomy patients have negative changes in their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual quality of life (Krouse). An ostomy patient developed the Ostom-i Alert Sensor after experiencing these changes - the goal of the sensor is to make life easier for patients with ostomy bags, by allowing for easier output measurements and anticipation of bag changes. In this study, we hope to use this new device and track any improvements for quality of life for ostomy patients.


Inclusion Criteria: - 18-80 years of age - use of an ostomy bag for at least six months - must own an iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android Exclusion Criteria: - use of large urostomy bags



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Larry F Chu, MD
Stanford School of Medicine

Dara Rouholiman, BS
Phone: 6507236632

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Stanford, California 94305
United States

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Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: September 16, 2021

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