Quality of life and patient’s expectations after closure of a temporary stoma

@article{Siassi2008QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and patient’s expectations after closure of a temporary stoma},
  author={Michael Siassi and Werner Hohenberger and Friedrich L{\"o}sel and Maren Weiss},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={1207-1212}
}
Little is known about the changes in quality of life following reversal of a temporary loop ileostomy after rectal cancer surgery. We therefore conducted a prospective study assessing physical symptoms, quality of life, problems in everyday life, and patient’s expectations and complaints. We investigated 35 patients who received a temporary stoma after colorectal surgery between 15/11/2002 and 15/11/2003. The patients were followed up for 1 year. Quality of life was assessed using the Short… CONTINUE READING
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