A randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of a STOMA psychosocial intervention programme on the outcomes of colorectal patients with a stoma: study protocol

Lim, Siew Hoon, Chan, Sally Wai-Chi, Lai, Jiunn Herng and He, Hong-Gu (2015) A randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of a STOMA psychosocial intervention programme on the outcomes of colorectal patients with a stoma: study protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17 6: 1310-1323. doi:10.1111/jan.12595

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Author Lim, Siew Hoon
Chan, Sally Wai-Chi
Lai, Jiunn Herng
He, Hong-Gu
Title A randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of a STOMA psychosocial intervention programme on the outcomes of colorectal patients with a stoma: study protocol
Journal name Journal of Advanced Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1365-2648
0309-2402
Publication date 2015-05
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jan.12595
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 17
Issue 6
Start page 1310
End page 1323
Total pages 14
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2015
Formatted abstract
Aims: To report a study protocol that evaluates the effects of a psychosocial intervention on patients with a newly formed stoma.

Background: With the loss of a significant body function and distorted body image, stoma patients experience physical, psychological and social challenges. Nurses have an important role in helping patients’ make a smooth transition to living with their stoma. Limited studies have examined the effects of psychosocial interventions on improving stoma-related health outcomes.

Design: A randomized controlled trial is planned.

Methods: Eighty-four patients with newly formed stoma in a tertiary hospital in Singapore (Research Ethics Committee approval obtained in January 2013) will be recruited. Participants will be randomly assigned to either a control group who receive routine care or an intervention group who receive STOMA psychosocial intervention besides routine care. Outcome variables include stoma care self-efficacy, days to stoma proficiency, length of hospital stay, acceptance of stoma, anxiety and depression and quality of life. Data will be collected at four time points: before randomization and intervention (baseline), on the day of discharge (mid-intervention), at 4 weeks after discharge (postintervention 1) and at 4 months after discharge (postintervention 2).

Discussion: This study will develop a psychosocial intervention programme, which may improve patients’ stoma-related outcomes. The findings will provide direction to health professionals about education and the type of support that could be offered to patients concerning stoma care in the hospital setting, which will eventually improve their quality of life.
Keyword Anxiety
Colorectal cancer
Depression
Experiences
Psychosocial intervention
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 15 December 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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