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Table 4 Association between QOL and ostomy related parameters

From: A cross-sectional study of quality of life in a cohort of enteral ostomy patients presenting to a tertiary care hospital in a developing country in South Asia

  N Mean Standard deviation p value
Overall QOL with type: ileostomy vs colostomy
 Ileostomy 11 50.91 17.26 0.519
 Colostomy 32 53.81 10.92
Overall QOL with type loop vs end
 Loop 26 55.19 12.10 0.178
 End 17 49.82 13.20
Overall QOL with surgery type
 Defunctioning ostomy 19 54.17 10.54 0.619
 Other 24 52.20 14.31
Overall QOL with rectal surgery
 Yes 20 53.74 14.53 0.749
 No 23 52.48 11.12
Sexual/body image scores with rectal surgery
 Yes 20 2.65 0.8269 0.689
 No 23 2.75 0.8540
Overall QOL: permanent vs temporary
 Permanent 23 55.46 13.51 0.188
 Temporary 20 50.32 11.35