Colostomy Irrigation: An Important Issue for Muslim Individuals


Karadag A., GÖÇMEN BAYKARA Z.

ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, vol.10, no.6, pp.1189-1190, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1189-1190

Abstract

Colostomy irrigation (CI) is a bowel management method in individuals with permanent colostomy, as an alternative to pouch use, which may provide continence. CI helps the individuals with an artificial stoma to adjust to the stoma and may increase their quality of life (QOL). An uncontrolled intestinal gas discharge invalidates ablution, and noisy gas discharge and smell prevents congregational prayers, which cause problems to Muslims with stomas. Therefore, CI may be an appropriate solution for this patient group. Using the example of one affected individual we discuss how the praying problem can be resolved with teaching to self-perform CI and emphasize the beneficial effects on QOL.