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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111--114

Quality of life of ostomates with the selected factors in a selected hospital of Delhi with a view to develop guidelines for the health professionals


1 Dr. BR Ambedekar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 RAK, College of Nursing, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Anaesthesia, Dr. BR Ambedekar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Aditi Sinha
Dr. BR Ambedekar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.58455

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Background: A correlational survey to assess the quality of life (QoL) of ostomates with selected factors in a selected hospital of Delhi and to develop guidelines for the health professionals to improve QoL of ostomates was undertaken during the year 2005-2007. The objectives of the study were as follows: (1) To assess QoL of ostomates (2) To identify the factors associated with QoL of ostomates (3) To seek relationship between selected factors and QoL of ostomates (4) To develop guidelines for the health professionals to improve QoL of ostomates. Materials and Methods: The corelational survey was conducted on 50 ostomates from Surgical Oncology OPD of B.R.A. Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, Delhi. Purposive sampling technique was employed to select the sample subjects. Structured interview schedule was prepared. Guidelines were prepared for health professionals to improve the quality of life of ostomates. Result: Majority of the ostomates possessed best quality of life. There was a significant association between QoL score of ostomates with age, sex, duration of surgery, education, income, and occupation. There was no significant association between QoL scores of ostomates and marital status and type of ostomy. Conclusion: This study conclude that nurses have a great role to play in the physical, psychological, economical, social, familial, and sexual aspects in the care of ostomates and to offer psychological support and empathy, to reinforce coping skills to promote an optimal QoL.also she has a great role to influence and educate all the aspects of care to the patients and their relatives. Their is a need to develop staff development program for nursing personnel in the clinical area in healthcare system.






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