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A Descriptive Survey Study to Evaluate the Relationship Between Socio-demographic Factors and Quality of Life in Patients with a Permanent Colostomy

Ostomy Wound Management 2014;60(10):18–23


  The impact of having a stoma on quality of life is increasingly recognized and studied. A descriptive survey study was conducted between January 2006 and December 2011 among 44 patients (18 women, 26 men) with a permanent stoma receiving care at the Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, to evaluate socio-demographic factors that may affect the quality of life in Turkish Muslim patients with an enteral stoma....

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing Interventions for Peristomal Skin Care

Ostomy Wound Management. 2014;60(10):26–33.


  Standard skin care procedures for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes and peristomal skin care for colostomy and ileostomy patients are not always sufficient to prevent peristomal skin problems....

The Adjustments Experienced by Persons With an Ostomy: An Integrative Review of the Literature

Ostomy Wound Management. 2014;60(10):34–42.


  The person with an ostomy may focus on the negative aspects of the stoma rather than its function to the detriment of self-image, acceptance of a new lifestyle, and ability to self-care. The purpose of this integrative literature review was to explore factors involved in the adaption process of persons with a gastrointestinal stoma with a focus on the role of nonspecialist professional nurses in the process....

Editorial Opinion

From the Editor

The first title of this journal, launched in 1980, was Ostomy Management. Reading the research about living with a stoma in the current issue of OWM, it may be difficult to believe 56 years have passed since Dr. Rupert Turnbull, the father of enterostomal therapy, enlisted patient Norma Gill to help his clients at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

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A Clinical Minute

For individuals fighting cancer, nothing is more important than the curative treatment regimen. Honey used for wound healing is reemerging in modern day medicine, particularly for patients with cancer.

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My Scope of Practice

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Prize in Physiology winner

  Maintaining the patient’s dignity is especially important when working in the wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) field.

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