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QUEIROZ, Cintia Galvão et al. Characterization of patients with an ileostomy that are treated on a reference service for patients with an ostomy. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.46, pp.1-36.  Epub Apr 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


To characterize the patients with ileostomies who are registered in the Ostomy Association of Rio Grande do Norte.

Material and Method:

Retrospective exploratory study, with quantitative approach, based on the data obtained from the registration forms of 97 people with an ostomy, on the period of November, 2013 to January 2014, from an Ostomy Association that belongs to the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.


There were mainly female patients, with an average age of 57.08 years, white/brown, married, coming from the oriental coastal zone, with incomplete basic education, retired and with one minimum wage. Regarding the duration and reason for the ileostomies' confection, the tumor of rectum/neoplasia of rectum/cancer of rectum was the main cause and most of them were temporary.


The knowledge about these patient’s profiles allows to identify their needs, stimulating the multidisciplinary team to make use of conducts that can help the patients to live with the ostomy.

Keywords : Ostomy; Ileostomy; Health Profile.

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