International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064




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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023 | Rating: 5.1 / 10


Long-Term Adjustment of Body Function among Patients with Colostmy: A Grounded Theory Approach

Jemini Kurian | Dheena Shalini


Abstract: Objectives: 1) To identify the process of long term adjustment. 2) To develop a constructivist Grounded Theory. Design: A constructivist Grounded Theory. Setting: Study was conducted in Stoma Care Centre (Ostomates India) associated with Karnataka Cancer Association, Bangalore. Participants: Twelve ostomates participated in the study. Method: Data was collected in the mentioned setting. In-depth Interviews were initiated with semi structured questionnaire and triggered question were asked to reflect the experiences. Interviews were recorded using voice recorder and transcribed and translated in to verbatim. The verbatim were read and re-read. Coding was done. Core concepts were derived with the intermediated coding. The interrelated concepts are categorized. Results: Long term adjustment process experienced by the ostomates derived as "Progressed Adjustment" with three phases. 1. Initial tormenting phases. 2. Self-driven phase 3. Positive resilient phase. The core process in the progressed adjustment is "Support system".


Keywords: Long term Adjustment, Ostomates, Grounded Theory, Tormenting, positive resilient, Support system


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 567 - 575


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