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GALVAO QUEIROZ, Cintia et al. Self-esteem in women with intestinal ostomies. Index Enferm [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.1-2, pp.29-33. ISSN 1699-5988.

Objective: To evaluate the self-esteem of women with an ostomy and its association with sociodemographic, clinical and self-care characteristics. Method: Transversal and analytical study with a quantitative approach, made with 33 women using the Rosenberg Self- Esteem Scale. Results: The self-esteem's average was of 7.4 (+ - 4.7). Womenwith a partner, who had completed high school, presence of profession/occupation, income above 1 minimum wage, Catholicism practitioners, with permanent colostomy for more than five years of achievement, who had a malignant neoplasm of the colon as a cause and showed no disease/comorbidities showed self-esteem above average. Conclusions: The self-esteem of ostomized women can improve according to their sociodemographic characteristics, clinic and self-care, so these factors must be considered in the evaluation of the patient for the development of multiprofessional actions that influence their coping.

Keywords : Self-Esteem; Self-Concept; Female; Ostomy.

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