Stoma surgery for colorectal cancer: A population-based study of patient concerns

Lynch, B.M., Hawkes, A.L., Steginga, S.K., Leggett, B. A. and Aitken, J. F. (2008) Stoma surgery for colorectal cancer: A population-based study of patient concerns. Journal Of Wound Ostomy And Continence Nursing, 35 4: 424-428. doi:10.1097/01.WON.0000326664.78131.1c

Author Lynch, B.M.
Hawkes, A.L.
Steginga, S.K.
Leggett, B. A.
Aitken, J. F.
Title Stoma surgery for colorectal cancer: A population-based study of patient concerns
Journal name Journal Of Wound Ostomy And Continence Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1071-5754
Publication date 2008-07-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.WON.0000326664.78131.1c
Open Access Status
Volume 35
Issue 4
Start page 424
End page 428
Total pages 5
Editor Mitelman, F
Rowley, J.D.
Place of publication United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Language eng
Subject C1
9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
111204 Cancer Therapy (excl. Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy)
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The difficulties and concerns of colorectal cancer patients with an ostomy are not well documented. This study describes the difficulties experienced by colorectal cancer patients with a temporary or permanent ostomy over the 2-year period following their diagnosis. Patients' satisfaction with the information provided to them by their healthcare providers was also assessed. METHODS: Colorectal cancer patients with an ostomy (N 5332) recruited through a cancer registry completed telephone interviews at approximately 5, 12, and 24 months following diagnosis. RESULTS: Painful or irritated peristomal skin and odor and noise from the appliance were the most commonly reported stoma-related difficulties. The proportion of participants reporting these difficulties decreased over time. Provision of preoperative information was comprehensive, and satisfaction with preoperative information was high. However, 34% of patients said they were not seen by an ostomy nurse prior to surgery. CONCLUSIONS: The ostomy nurse may be ideally placed to initiate, develop, and implement survivorship care plans for colorectal cancer patients.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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