Ostomy Cancer Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… As you look at the data in graph 3, 49% of the respondents said this medical condition has impacted their life negatively or for the worse, 31% stated that it has had a positive impact and 19% stated that it has had no effect on their life. This is significant as with almost half the respondents stating this had a negative impact on their life will lead us to believe that information and management of this is going to be critical in the future. The need to be informed is important, but, the way help is acquired does not appear to be through internet sources, but more through the support / discussion groups available.

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Not at all
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Now although the previous data states that that 49% said this condition has negatively impacted their life, they are still feeling better. (I believe this set of questions needs improvements) 85.7%

Table 1 – Overall health status since surgery

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Where people are getting information from?
Looking at the facts on how many people actually use the internet to research, of the 364 surveyed; only
43% have used the internet to do research. This is important to understand as it shows that people are relying on other sources for their stoma management and information management.
Number of people using the internet for issues related to stoma management
250

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142

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57%
39%

50

16

Total Responses

4%

0 no yes, within yes, but the past 6 more than 6 months months

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