A permanent stoma has a large impact on everyday life with several physical, mental, and social impairments for the individual. It seems obvious that if persons with stomas are affected socially by the stoma creation, it is likely that the family and/or relatives will be affected as well. The objective of this systematic review was to explore how stoma creation may affect spouses of patients with stomas.
International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 2013, Vol 28, Issue 12, p. 1603-1612
patients; Managers and employees in public institutions; Managers and employees at University colleges; Managers and employees at universities, research institutions etc.; Students at University colleges; Journal Article; Meta-Analysis; Review