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Revista de Enfermagem Referência

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SILVA, Carla Regina Rodrigues da et al. Self-care competence of patients with an intestinal stoma in the preoperative phase. Rev. Enf. Ref. [online]. 2018, vol.serIV, n.18, pp.39-49. ISSN 0874-0283.

Background: Patients undergoing intestinal stoma formation need to develop their stoma self-care competence. This competence should start being developed during the preoperative phase. Objective: To identify patients’ stoma self-care competence in the preoperative phase, particularly on the day before ostomy surgery. Methodology: Quantitative, descriptive, and cross-sectional study. Non-probability sampling technique with 50 participants. Data were collected using the assessment form of the Self-Care Competence of the Person with an Intestinal Stoma (CAO-EI: ESEP). Results: The level of knowledge represents the self-care competence of patients with an intestinal stoma in the preoperative phase of an ostomy surgery. Conclusion: The multidimensional nature of the self-care competence of patients with intestinal stoma justifies exploring other domains of this competence besides knowledge in the preoperative phase given the identified benefits on the process of adaptation after surgery.

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

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