A 53-year-old client had a colostomy 2 days ago due to colon cancer and is having trouble adjusting to it. Following this procedure, which condition is most common?

  • disturbed body image
  • panic attacks
  • impaired mobility
  • acute pain
Number 1 is correct.
A disturbed body image is most common in adjusting to a colostomy. The client should not have panic attacks, although he may not be comfortable caring for the colostomy. Mobility is not impaired after a colostomy. The client should be having less pain postoperatively.