The relationship between adaptability and life satisfaction among ostomy patients

  • Fazel Dehvan Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
  • Monir Nobahar Mail Nursing Care Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran AND Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran AND Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
  • Raheb Ghorbani Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
  • Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
  • Masoomeh Najafi Ghaem Hospital, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran
  • Maryam Jan Amiri Student Research Committee, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
ostomy, adaptability, adjustment, life satisfaction

Abstract

Background & Aim: Ostomy surgery is used to provide a means of collecting waste through a channel. However, ostomy can produce functional problems and major changes in adaptability and life satisfaction among the patients. This study attempts to investigate the relationship between adaptability and life satisfaction among ostomy patients.

Methods Materials: This study is descriptive-correlational. 100 ostomy patients referring to Iran Ostomy Association were selected and studied using continuous sampling method and questionnaires of demographic information, Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), and Bell Adjustment Inventory (BAI).

Results: The mean ± standard deviation of life satisfaction scores and adaptability scores were 16.8±4.4 (of 35) and 53.1±23.7, respectively. A positive and significant correlations were observed between life satisfaction and adjustment (r=0.597, p<0.001), and also adjustment dimensions, including home (r=0.585, p<0.001), health (r=0.611, p<0.001), social (r= 0.460, p<0.001), emotional (r=0.538, p<0.001) and occupational adjustment (r=0.380, p<0.001).

Conclusion: According to the results, there was a positive and significant relationship between life satisfaction and adaptability. Thus, therapeutic department members have to help improve life satisfaction among ostomy patients by facilitating adaptability.

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2019-07-01
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Dehvan F, Nobahar M, Ghorbani R, Ghanei Gheshlagh R, Najafi M, Jan Amiri M. The relationship between adaptability and life satisfaction among ostomy patients. NPT. 6(3):152-161.
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