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The correlation between ostomy knowledge and self-care ability with psychosocial adjustment in Chinese patients with a permanent colostomy: a descriptive study .

@article{Cheng2013TheCB,
  title={The correlation between ostomy knowledge and self-care ability with psychosocial adjustment in Chinese patients with a permanent colostomy: a descriptive study .},
  author={Fang Cheng and Ai-feng Meng and Li-Fang Yang and Yi‐Nan Zhang},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  year={2013},
  volume={59 7},
  pages={
          35-8
        }
}
A colostomy can have a negative impact on patient quality of life. Research suggests that psychosocial adaptation is positively associated with quality of life, but few reports address this adaptation and its related factors in patients with a permanent colostomy. A 4-month, descriptive study was conducted to assess the impact of ostomy knowledge and ability to self-care on the psychosocial adjustment of 54 Chinese outpatients (47 men, 14 participants 40 to 50 years old, 40 participants 50 to… 

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