Surviving colorectal cancer: long-term, persistent ostomy-specific concerns and adaptations.

  title={Surviving colorectal cancer: long-term, persistent ostomy-specific concerns and adaptations.},
  author={Virginia Chih-Yi Sun and Marcia Grant and Carmit K. McMullen and Andrea Altschuler and Martha Jane Mohler and Mark C Hornbrook and Lisa J Herrinton and Carol M. Baldwin and Robert S. Krouse},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  volume={40 1},
PURPOSE The purpose of this article was to describe persistent ostomy-specific concerns and adaptations in long-term (>5 years) colorectal cancer survivors with ostomies. SUBJECTS AND SETTINGS Thirty-three colorectal cancer survivors who participated in 8 gender- and health-related quality of life stratified focus groups and 130 colorectal cancer survivors who provided written comments to 2 open-ended questions on ostomy location and pouch problems participated in the study. Data were… CONTINUE READING
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