Fit Indicator Tool

About the Guide

Let’s get started

This brief tutorial will walk you through
the assessment and scoring process


Patients should be assessed in a variety of positions with the pouching system removed.

Ideally, the abdomen should always be assessed in the sitting position.

Then have the patient perform positional changes, such as lying, standing, sitting, bending, and twisting, wherever possible.

These changes might identify potential problems that impact the wear time of the pouching system and the integrity of peristomal skin.3,4

Considerations should also include prosthetics, wheelchairs, and other activities of daily living (e.g., sports, swimming).

Note: This assessment is not for use with infants.


Select a response to each question as directed.


To guide you, clinical image references and definitions are available within the assessment. A full library can be found in the main menu.


In addition a full library can be found in the main menu.


Your patient’s convexity assessment score will be tallied and will appear at the end of the assessment questions.


Click the Download as PDF button to create a printable PDF for your files and/or to share with your patient.


For your reference, the method for determining your assessment score can be found next to the patient summary.


Patients' convexity should be assessed regularly to track their progress.

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