Mrs Jane Ndungu1
1Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Introduction:Patients living with stoma face many challenges both physical and psychological due to phyical damage, disfigurement , loss of bodily functions and changes in personal hygiene. Such challanges are a major point of concern and has the potential of affecting patients quality of life.
Patients undergoing ostomy surgeries at Kenyatta National Hospital are many but the impact on their quality of life has not been adequatly assessed .
Objectives: This study is intended to assess the quality of life among patients living with stoma at Kenyatta National hospital.
Material And Methods:The study will be conducted in the whole hospital and study design will be quantitative and descriptive cross sectional. Population will be patients with temporary or permanent stomas both inpatient and outpatient. Permission to carry out the study will be sought from, Kenyatta National Hospital Ethics and Review Committee, and written consent obtained from individual participants.Systematic random sampling method will be used to select a sample size of 86 participants. Data will be collected using researcher administered structured questionnaire for a period of three months and analyzed using Statistical package for social studies. Inferential statistics will be used to determine association between variables and findings will be presented in tables, graphs, charts and written narratives.
Significance of the study: The study findings will help in provision of evidence based ways towards developing guidelines or strategies and policies geared towards improving the quality of care of patients living with stoma which is in line with hospitals vision and mission.
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