Adjustment to colostomy: stoma acceptance, stoma care self-efficacy and interpersonal relationships.

@article{Simmons2007AdjustmentTC,
  title={Adjustment to colostomy: stoma acceptance, stoma care self-efficacy and interpersonal relationships.},
  author={Kingsley L. Simmons and Jane Ann Smith and K. A. Bobb and Laura L M Liles},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={
          627-35
        }
}
AIM This paper is a report of a study to examine adjustment and its relationship with stoma acceptance and social interaction, and the link between stoma care self-efficacy and adjustment in the presence of acceptance and social interactions. BACKGROUND There have been significant advances in stoma appliances and an increase in nurses specialising in stoma care. Despite this, a large proportion of patients continue to experience adjustment problems, which suggests that improvements in the… CONTINUE READING

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