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All-Ukrainian seminar on "Modern Methods of Rehabilitation of Ostomy Patients"

18 October 2013


On 13-17of  October 2013 in Volyn region there was held All-Ukrainian seminar on "Modern methods of rehabilitation of ostomy patients"  by All-Ukrainian Union of Social Organizations " Confederation of NGOs of people with disabilities of Ukraine " supported by the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and the State Service for people with disabilities and veterans of Ukraine.
The event was held with the aim to draw attention to the problems of ostomy patients and the problems of the prevention of this disease, raise awareness and health literacy in relation to the stoma, to promote the psychological rehabilitation of ostomy patients.
The multiplicity of ostomy patients, according to the World Health Organization, up to 100-150 people per 100,000 of the population in developed countries - 0.05 % -0.1 % of the total population, and the number continues to grow.
Every year in Ukraine it is recorded 30-35 thousands of patients with cancer of rectum and colon. Colon cancer ranks first place among all cancer diseases of the esophagus. In Ukraine there is no program of prevention and screening for colon cancer, as a result 50-60% of surgery is ending  of stoma.
After surgery - the formation of stoma - rehabilitation of the patient can not be limited to the selection of the size and type of incontinence bag and other necessary sanitary accessories (pastes, powders, belts). The great importance has the psychological and social components of the rehabilitation process of the ostomy patient.
As a part of the workshop successfully worked mutual support group of people with stoma, because international experience shows that the best results medics-psychology and social rehabilitation of ostomy patients is achieved in groups of mutual aid , where is exchanging of the experienceof  living with ostomy desease. Positive life-affirming example of this is the possibility of the same patients who successfully completed the rehabilitation period and were able to fully adapt to the new conditions of life.
During the seminar trainings there was a meeting with representatives of the Volyn Regional Oncology Center, Kyiv City Health Center, Cherkassy Regional Center of Medical and Social Expertise.
Participants received two resolutions which were initiated by the social organization “Union of of People with Disabilities of ostomy patients “Astom – Ilko”” Kyiv and All-Ukrainian Association “Astom – Ukraine”.
The event was attended by 100 people, representatives of 15 regions of Ukraine: Volyn , Vinnitsa , Zaporizhzhia, Kiev , Kirovohrad, Lviv, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil , Kharkiv , Cherkasy , Chernivtsi, Chernihiv , Crimea, Kyiv.