Quality of life in stoma patients.

  title={Quality of life in stoma patients.},
  author={Karen P Nugent and P. A. Daniels and Briar Stewart and Roy V Patankar and Colin David Johnson},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={42 12},
BACKGROUND Patients with stomas face many difficulties both physical and psychological. Little is known about the long-term problems and the impact on patient lifestyle of a permanent stoma. This study was designed to address the problems faced by patients with stomas. METHODS Patients were identified from the Stoma Care Department records for the years 1985 to 1992 and were contacted by mail. A questionnaire was designed to assess postoperative care, quality of life issues, and equipment… CONTINUE READING
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