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SILVA, Carla Regina Rodrigues da et al. Development of a self-care competence assessment form for the person with an intestinal stoma. Rev. Enf. Ref. [online]. 2016, vol.serIV, n.11, pp.21-30. ISSN 0874-0283.

Background: An intestinal stoma implies multiple and significant changes that tend to be overcome through the development of ostomy self-care skills. The identification of the patient's specific needs during this adaptation process will help nurses' decision-making and contribute to a rigorous nursing diagnosis process, thus improving the quality and continuity of care delivery to this population group. Objectives: To develop an instrument for assessing the self-care competence of the person with an intestinal stoma. Methodology: Methodological study consisting of the development of a form. Content validity was ensured by expert review using a focus group. The form was applied to a convenience sample of 180 participants. Results: A form was developed with 45 measurement indicators divided into 6 domains. It showed very good internal consistency (overall Cronbach's alpha > .90) and solid content validity. Conclusion: The form proved to be a reliable and easy to use method to assess the development of self-care competence in people with an intestinal stoma.

Keywords : self-care; ostomy; colostomy; ileostomy; jejunostomy; nursing care.

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