The impact of an ostomy on older colorectal cancer patients: a cross-sectional survey

@article{Verweij2016TheIO,
  title={The impact of an ostomy on older colorectal cancer patients: a cross-sectional survey},
  author={Norbert M Verweij and M E Hamaker and David D. E. Zimmerman and Yu-ting. T. van Loon and Frederiek van den Bos and A. D. C. Pronk and I. H. M. Borel Rinkes and Anandi H. W. Schiphorst},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2016},
  volume={32},
  pages={89-94}
}
Ostomies are being placed in 35 % of patients after colorectal cancer surgery. As decision-making regarding colorectal surgery is challenging in the older patients, it is important to have insight in the potential impact due to ostomies. An internet-based survey was sent to all members with registered email addresses of the Dutch Ostomy Patient Association. The response rate was 49 %; 932 cases were included of whom 526 were aged <70 years old (“younger respondents”), 301 were aged between 70… CONTINUE READING
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