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ACCEPTANCE AND ADJUSTMENT TO STOMA AMONG PATIENTS AFTER PERMANENT COLOSTOMY
Kanmani J.*, Gopika Krishna N. and Maya Mol M.
Objectives: The objectives of the study were to identify acceptance, adjustment to stoma, find out the relationship between acceptance and adjustment to stoma. Materials and method: A quantitative descriptive correlational design was used. 50 subjects were taken. Sampling technique used was convenience sampling. A standardized Ostamates Adjustment inventory OA-23, Acceptance illness scale tool was used for the assessment along with a semi structured questionnaire for socio demographic and clinical variables. Results: The study result showed that 12(24%) subject with colostomy were having moderate degree of acceptance and 38 (76%) were having good acceptance. Also 21 (42%) of subjects were having moderate adjustment and 29(58%) were having good adjustment. There was a significant positive correlation exist between the acceptance and adjustment to stoma (r= 0.059) and there is significant association between acceptance and adjustment with socio- demographic and clinical variables. Conclusion: A well- functioning colostomy may not negatively affect the patient’s quality of life. It is important to assess the life style of the patients with colostomy in order to evaluate the result of different treatment modalities on life of patients. Making good decision to control disease complications, treatment and improving lifestyle is a very important goal in treating and caring patients with colostomy. The study revealed that there was a good acceptance as well as good adjustment in patient with permanent colostomy.[Full Text Article]