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The psychological challenges of living with an ileostomy: an interpretative phenomenological analysis (2017)
Journal Article
Smith, J. A., Spiers, J., Simpson, P., Nicholls, A. R., Nicholls, A., & Smith, J. (2017). The psychological challenges of living with an ileostomy: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Health Psychology, 36(2), 143-151. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000427

Objectives: Ileostomy, in which the small intestine is re-directed out of an abdominal wall so that waste is collected using a bag, is used to treat conditions including Inflammatory Bowel Disease and colorectal cancer. This paper reports an in depth... Read More about The psychological challenges of living with an ileostomy: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Evaluation of an online educational tool designed to reduce stress and boost well-being for people living with an ileostomy : a framework analysis (2017)
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Spiers, J., Nicholls, A., & Simpson, P. (2017). Evaluation of an online educational tool designed to reduce stress and boost well-being for people living with an ileostomy : a framework analysis. International journal of applied psychology, 7(1), 10-18. doi:10.5923/j.ijap.20170701.02

Ileostomies, in which the small intestine is re-directed out of a stoma in the stomach so that waste is collected using a bag, are using to treat conditions such as bowel cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Previous research has shown that life wi... Read More about Evaluation of an online educational tool designed to reduce stress and boost well-being for people living with an ileostomy : a framework analysis.

An online educational tool to promote psychological well-being, optimism, and coping self-efficacy among people living with an ileostomy : a pilot study (2016)
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Nicholls, A., Spiers, J., & Simpson, P. (2016). An online educational tool to promote psychological well-being, optimism, and coping self-efficacy among people living with an ileostomy : a pilot study. International journal of applied psychology, 6(5), 156-161 . https://doi.org/10.5923/j.ijap.20160605.04

We assessed an online educational tool designed for people living with an ileostomy. Thirty-nine participants took part in a 10-week online educational tool, which included elements such as happiness profiling, understanding stress and coping, utilis... Read More about An online educational tool to promote psychological well-being, optimism, and coping self-efficacy among people living with an ileostomy : a pilot study.

The treatment experiences of people living with ileostomies: an interpretative phenomenological analysis (2016)
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Spiers, J., Smith, J. A., Simpson, P., & Nicholls, A. R. (2016). The treatment experiences of people living with ileostomies: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of advanced nursing, 72(11), 2662-2671 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13018

Aims To explore treatment and healthcare experiences of people living with ileostomies, so nurses can build on best practice whilst caring for these patients. Background Ileostomies, in which the small intestine is re-directed out of a stoma in the a... Read More about The treatment experiences of people living with ileostomies: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.

A longitudinal interpretative phenomenological analysis of the process of kidney recipients' resolution of complex ambiguities within relationships with their living donors (2015)
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Spiers, J., Smith, J. A., & Drage, M. (2016). A longitudinal interpretative phenomenological analysis of the process of kidney recipients' resolution of complex ambiguities within relationships with their living donors. Journal of health psychology, 21(11), 2600-2611 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315581070

Much previous research into living kidney donation has focused on the decision-making of the donor, despite evidence suggesting this may be a more psychologically challenging time for the recipient. This longitudinal study explores the experiences of... Read More about A longitudinal interpretative phenomenological analysis of the process of kidney recipients' resolution of complex ambiguities within relationships with their living donors.


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