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Quality of life in patients with stomas: the Montreux Study.

  title={Quality of life in patients with stomas: the Montreux Study.},
  author={Patrick Marquis and Alexia Marrel and Bernard Jambon},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  volume={49 2},
Ostomy surgery profoundly affects a person's life. To determine the extent of the effect, the Stoma Care Quality of Life Index instrument was developed from a quality-of-life index. After ascertaining its validity and reliability, the instrument was used to measure patient quality of life in a European-wide study (16 countries). Six hundred, eighteen (618) stoma care nurses recruited 4,739 patients following stoma surgery. The self-administered questionnaire was completed immediately following… Expand

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