Qualified assistance for stoma patients in Lithuania is insufficient. Failure to provide preoperative information to patients results in not only physical, but also psychological trauma, which negatively affects the patients’ postoperative quality of life. Physicians and nurses have insufficient information about stoma care. In Lithuania, there have been no studies that would evaluate the organization of assistance for stoma patients.
The aim of the performed study was to identify the drawbacks in the assistance for stoma patients in hospitals, and to propose measures for the elimination of these drawbacks.
Methods and results. During the study, several investigations were performed, including questionnaire-based inquiry of patients for the evaluation of their post-operative quality of life following stoma formation, and the inquiry of patients for the comparison of the importance of preoperative and postoperative training on stoma care. The inquiry was performed using standardized quality of life questionnaires EORTC QLQ-C30 (version 3), EORTC QLQ-CR38, and additional questionnaires aimed at the evaluation of the convenience of the stoma site and the influence of preoperative and postoperative training on the quality of life during the distant postoperative period. For the second inquiry, three groups of subjects were formed. The first group included patients in whom optimal site of the stoma was selected before the operation, who were provided with full information on... [to full text]
|Date||16 June 2005|
|Contributors||Bučiūnienė, Ilona, Misevičienė, Irena, Kalėdienė, Ramunė, Raškevičienė, Rita, Bagdonas, Eugenijus, Petrauskienė, Jadvyga, Gendvilis, Stasys, Starkuvienė, Skirmantė, Kaunas University of Medicine|
|Publisher||Lithuanian Academic Libraries Network (LABT), Kaunas University of Medicine|
|Source Sets||Lithuanian ETD submission system|
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