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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159068
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sexual Awareness, Body Image, and Self-Esteem of Individuals Who Have Ostomies
Abstract:
Sexual Awareness, Body Image, and Self-Esteem of Individuals Who Have Ostomies
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Smolen, Dianne, PhD, MSN, BS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Medical University of Ohio
Title:Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 3105 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614-5803, USA
Contact Telephone:419-383-5893
Sexual awareness, body image and self-esteem concerns and difficulties can occur when individuals do not incorporate an ostomy into their lives as part of themselves. The purpose of this descriptive study using Roy's adaptation model was to explore sexual awareness, body image, and self-esteem in individuals who have ostomies. The sample included 18 individuals (10 males and 8 females) in two ostomy support groups from small urban settings in the Midwest. Participants ranged in age from 33-78 (M = 61.3), were married (77.8%), widowed (5.6%), divorced (5.6%), or single (11.1%). Variables studied included sexual awareness, body image, and self-esteem. Data were measured using three tools including the Sexual Awareness Scale, the Grindler Body Attitudes Scale and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. T-tests on each of the Scales indicated no statistically significant differences although data indicated a trend toward males having a greater perception of body image, self-esteem, and sexual awareness. A Pearson correlation also indicated no statistically significant relationship between the variables. Future studies should include larger samples, broader geographical locations or inpatient settings to gain more significant findings. Findings from this research, while not statistically significant, indicated trends that could be used by nurses in their practice to devise more comprehensive and sensitive care plans that promote adaptation to ostomies. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSexual Awareness, Body Image, and Self-Esteem of Individuals Who Have Ostomiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159068-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sexual Awareness, Body Image, and Self-Esteem of Individuals Who Have Ostomies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Smolen, Dianne, PhD, MSN, BS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical University of Ohio</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 3105 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH, 43614-5803, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">419-383-5893</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dsmolen@meduohio.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Sexual awareness, body image and self-esteem concerns and difficulties can occur when individuals do not incorporate an ostomy into their lives as part of themselves. The purpose of this descriptive study using Roy's adaptation model was to explore sexual awareness, body image, and self-esteem in individuals who have ostomies. The sample included 18 individuals (10 males and 8 females) in two ostomy support groups from small urban settings in the Midwest. Participants ranged in age from 33-78 (M = 61.3), were married (77.8%), widowed (5.6%), divorced (5.6%), or single (11.1%). Variables studied included sexual awareness, body image, and self-esteem. Data were measured using three tools including the Sexual Awareness Scale, the Grindler Body Attitudes Scale and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. T-tests on each of the Scales indicated no statistically significant differences although data indicated a trend toward males having a greater perception of body image, self-esteem, and sexual awareness. A Pearson correlation also indicated no statistically significant relationship between the variables. Future studies should include larger samples, broader geographical locations or inpatient settings to gain more significant findings. Findings from this research, while not statistically significant, indicated trends that could be used by nurses in their practice to devise more comprehensive and sensitive care plans that promote adaptation to ostomies. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:40:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:40:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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