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Table 5 Impact of leak severity on scores on the three domains of the leakage tool

From: The ostomy leak impact tool: development and validation of a new patient-reported tool to measure the burden of leakage in ostomy device users

  Nature of leak N Mean SD 95% CI F p-value
Emotional impact None 186 77.0 20.6 74.0–80.0 22.4 < 0.001
Leak under baseplate only 61 65.5 23.4 59.5–71.5   
Leak onto clothes 48 54.8 25.9 47.3–62.3   
Under b/plate and onto clothes 45 53.1 23.7 46.0–60.2   
Usual and social activities None 186 91.5 14.2 89.5–93.6 8.32 < 0.001
Leak under baseplate only 61 89.2 13.7 85.6–92.7   
Leak onto clothes 48 79.8 25.2 72.5–87.1   
Under b/plate and onto clothes 45 81.2 23.9 74.0–88.4   
Coping and control None 186 71.0 24.8 67.5–74.6 5.98 < 0.001
Leak under baseplate only 61 69.6 23.2 63.7–75.6   
Leak onto clothes 48 57.6 30.1 48.9–66.3   
Under b/plate and onto clothes 45 57.8 24.8 50.4–65.3   
  1. SD Standard deviation