Assistance required for research project: 'Stomas and IBD - how do people make decisions about surgery and does reality match anticipation?'
The study is funded by Crohn’s & Colitis UK. The team, led by Dr Lesley Dibley at King’s, aims to explore the issues which influence decision-making about stoma-forming surgery for people with IBD, and whether the reality of living with a stoma matches pre-surgery anticipations of the experience. The study also aims to explore clinician perceptions of stoma-forming surgery, understand the issues facing clinicians when they introduce the possibility of stoma-forming surgery to patients, and how clinicians decide to recommend stoma-forming or stoma-sparing surgery.
'Stomas and IBD' information sheet (497kB)
Contact Dr Lesley Dibley for further information.