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The relationship between spiritual well-being and psychosocial adjustment in taiwanese patients with colorectal cancer and a colostomy.
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PMID:  22415127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: : We examined relationships among demographic and clinical characteristics, spiritual well-being, and psychosocial adjustment in Taiwanese patients with colorectal cancer and a colostomy.
DESIGN: : A descriptive, cross-sectional, exploratory study design was used to answer research questions.
SUBJECTS AND SETTING: : Participants were recruited from the outpatient ambulatory clinic in the gastrointestinal surgical department at the medical center of National Taiwan University. Forty-five Taiwanese patients aged 42 to 83 years who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and underwent colostomy surgery participated in the study.
METHODS: : Participants completed a personal data questionnaire designed for this study, along with 2 validated instruments, the Spiritual Well-Being Scale and the Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale-Self Report.
FINDINGS: : Forty-five persons participated in the study; 69% reported a moderate level of spiritual well-being. Participants reported strong adjustment to extended family relationships, but poor adjustment in sexual relationships. Spiritual well-being was significantly associated with psychosocial adjustment (r = -0.52, P < .01), and 4 predictors (income change after surgery, self-rated disease severity, time since surgery, and spiritual well-being) accounted for 53% of the variance in psychosocial adjustment.
CONCLUSIONS: : Spiritual well-being plays an important role for Taiwanese patients when faced with psychosocial adjustment related to life with colorectal cancer and a colostomy.
Chia-Chun Li; Lynn Rew; Shiow-Li Hwang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1528-3976     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435679     Medline TA:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Chia-Chun Li, MSN, RN, Doctoral Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin. Lynn Rew, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Denton & Louise Cooley and Family Centennial Professor in Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin. Shiow-Li Hwang, DNSc, RN, Professor, President, Department of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing & Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan.
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