Design and Development of a Colostomy Model for Practicing Colostomy Care Skills

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Nuchanad - Sutti
Natthacha Chiannilkulchai


Abstract The aim of this design and development research study was 1) to create and develop colostomy model based on anatomy of patients with colostomy for nursing students used to practice procedures of cleaning colostomy, changing and washing colostomy bag in a nursing skill training room and 2) to evaluate the effectiveness of the developed colostomy model. The selection of the sample used the purposive sampling. 110 third-year nursing students of Ramathibodi School of Nursing who enrolled in the Adult and Aging Nursing Practicum 1&2 participated in this study. The instrument used to collect the data was the questionnaire asking for the sample to rate a scale following their opinions on the effectiveness of the developed colostomy model in four aspects including 1) virtual reality, 2) realistic feeling, 3) value, and 4) self-confidence in performing nursing procedures with the patients. The content validity and reliability of the questionnaire were evaluated, resulting in a value of 0.85 and 0.87 respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results showed that nursing students who used the developed colostomy model in practicing colostomy care procedures expressed their opinions on the effectiveness of the colostomy model at the level of strongly agree in all aspects. The finding indicated that the developed colostomy model was value, realistic feeling, and virtual reality in a level to be used for training nursing students’ procedural skills in colostomy care. However, improving the students’ self-confidence in performing nursing procedures with the patients should not only have a sufficient number of virtual training models, and medical supplies and equipment, but also students should have the opportunity for repeated practice to achieve mastery of the nursing procedural skills and to enhance individual confidence in clinical practice.           

Keywords: part-task trainers, colostomy model, colostomy care procedures, psychomotor skill


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Sutti N-, Chiannilkulchai N. Design and Development of a Colostomy Model for Practicing Colostomy Care Skills. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2019 Sep. 16 [cited 2022 Oct. 7];25(2):227-41. Available from:


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