Effect of circular dances on quality of life of intestinal ostomized persons: A randomized controlled trial

Cristilene Akiko Kimura, Dirce Bellezi Guilhem, Breno Silva de Abreu, Rodrigo Marques da Silva, Karina Ribeiro Modesto


Background and objective: Circular dances have several benefits to the physical and mental health status of patients. few investigations analyze the effect of dances on the Quality of Life of intestinal ostomized patients. We assessed the effect of circular dances on quality of life of intestinal ostomized persons.

Methods: This is a randomized controlled trial conducted with 73 individuals were randomly clustered in two major groups: I) Controls to which the standard practices were applied and II) Cases to which all the standard procedures were applied but added the practices of circular dance. The Quality of life (QoL) score were assessed by the validated questionnaire COH-QOL-OQ.

Results: No significant differences between the domains’ average scores before the intervention. The correlation between the average scores has decreased on the experimental group after the intervention suggesting that the circular dances managed to improve QoL scores.

Conclusions: Circular dance practices on ostomized individuals contributes to a better QoL and represents an improvement on nursing care quality. Furthermore, the permanent review of nursing practices contributes significantly to the integral health care and better nursing services delivery to the ostomized individuals. Findings confirm the efficacy of circular dances to improve de Quality of Life of intestinal ostomized persons.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v10n4p36

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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