The impact of stoma for bowel management after spinal cord injury
Spinal Cord, 07/03/2012
Coggrave MJ et al. – The findings of the study of self–selected respondents with a stoma for bowel management after spinal cord injured (SCI) emphasised the benefits of stoma in selected individuals and the importance of timely intervention, the complexity of the associated decision–making and of preoperative counselling. The impact of bowel dysfunction on physical self–concept warrants investigation.