1. How does the BodyCheck work?
The BodyCheck is 8 simple questions supported by engaging animations. Based on your answers your profile will be identified and you will be given advice on what Coloplast product solution fit exactly your profile best.
2. Is the BodyCheck relevant for me?
The BodyCheck has been developed to support people with a stoma in understanding their individual body profile and finding the product solution with the best possible fit. As bodies change over time, most people with a stoma will benefit from a BodyCheck now and then.
3. Why is it a good idea to perform a BodyCheck?
Most likely the profile of your abdomen has or will change over time, and it can be confusing finding the right pouching system to fit your body profile.
The BodyCheck guides you to find the pouching system that matches your individual body profile the best for the time being. The BodyCheck should be done frequently to ensure that body profile changes are dealt with.
By ensuring, you always have the best pouching system, leakage and skin problems can be prevented, which leads to an easier everyday life.
4. How do I perform a BodyCheck?
The BodyCheck is done by answering 8 simple questions regarding the area around your stoma. You should assess the area both while standing, lying and sitting and choose the position that is the most straining on the area. Usually a sitting position is most straining. Based on your answers you will be given advice on what Coloplast product solution fit your profile best.
5. How often should I perform a BodyCheck?
The BodyCheck can be compared to a periodical blood pressure test. Body changes around the stoma can occur at different paces and times, therefore continuous body self assessment is relevant in order to both solve and prevent problems.
6. Can I order products via the BodyCheck?
We are able to send free of charge samples from the BodyCheck. If you are happy with these, you can order further products from the same place you get your supplies from today.
7. Will the BodyCheck compare recommendations to my current pouching system?
No, comparisons between current and recommended product solutions must be discussed with you Coloplast Care advisor and/or nurse.
8. Does the BodyCheck take everything into consideration when choosing my optimal pouching system?
The profile of the area around the stoma has a profound impact on a product’s ability to fit the body. The BodyCheck considers the profile of the area around the stoma. However, other elements to consider and perhaps discuss with your stomal therapy nurse include:
- Physical capabilities, such as dexterity and eye sight
- Medication, such as steroids
- General activity level
- Skin problems
9. Can the BodyCheck solve my skin issues?
Skin problems are mainly due to leakage and the use of a product that doesn’t have a proper fit. Some of these problems may be avoided by doing the BodyCheck to ensure that you use a pouching system with the best possible fit.
For specific skin issues, please visit the Brava accessory tool or talk to your stomal therapy nurse.
10. Can I save my Body Profile or complete it at a later point?
No, information regarding your body profile will not be stored. All 8 questions must be answered at one time. If needed, you can send your body profile, advice and product recommendations to an email address to save it.