Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[The importance of patient education and ILCO clubs in the rehabilitation of stoma patients]

VARGÁNÉ Terhes Anita

APRIL 30, 2012

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2012;25(02)

[Aim of the study: The author aims to reveal and propose a solution for the flaws in the education of stoma patients, especially with regard to patient education at the Department of Surgery in Szeged. She examined the opinions, attitudes and knowledge of stoma patients regarding patient information, rehabilitation, and the extent to which they participated in the self-help groups. Methodology and sample: In the course of the quantitative descriptive research a questionnaire-based survey was conducted among the stoma patients treated and cared for at the institute (N=96). The data was processed using mathematical statistical methods. Results: 83% of the patients received lifestyle information at the institute, which helped them to accept their illness, and 99% of them were taught about stoma care at the clinic. The patients that participated in the training course, with the assistance of the stomal therapy nurse, were better able to accept their disease. The proportion of those participating in the self-help group was 51%, despite the fact that 65% of those asked regarded the ILCO club as useful. Conclusions: The provision of lifestyle information and the development of patient education at the department have an important role, because the majority of the patients express no demand for club membership. The author also takes the opportunity to highlight the importance of a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to the nursing of stoma patients. ]

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