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Addressing the gaps in post-stroke sexual activity rehabilitation: patient perspectives


Prior, S and Reeves, N and Peterson, G and Jaffray, L and Campbell, S, Addressing the gaps in post-stroke sexual activity rehabilitation: patient perspectives, Healthcare, 7, (1) Article 25. ISSN 2227-9032 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3390/healthcare7010025


Sexual dysfunction is common but often under-recognised or neglected after stroke. This study sought to identify the existing methods for providing information and discussion on post-stroke sexual activity, and perceived gaps from the patient perspective. A sample of 1265 participants who had been admitted to any of the four major public hospitals in Tasmania, Australia, with stroke (International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) group B70) were mailed a survey assessing their experiences with, and opinions about, receipt of post-stroke sexual activity education. One hundred and eighty-three participants (14.5%) responded; of these, 65% were male and the mean age was 69.1 years. The results indicated that, whilst over 30% or participants wanted to receive information related to post-stroke sexual activity, only a small proportion of participants (8.2%) had received this. In terms of the method of receiving this information, participants preferred to receive this from a doctor in a private discussion with or without their partner present. The delivery of post-stroke sexual activity information and education is inconsistent and fails to meet patient needs within major Tasmanian hospitals, highlighting the importance of developing sound, routine, post-stroke education and information processes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:stroke, patient-centered care, Tasmania, sexual activity
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Allied health and rehabilitation science
Research Field:Rehabilitation
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
UTAS Author:Prior, S (Dr Sarah Prior)
UTAS Author:Reeves, N (Ms Nicole Reeves)
UTAS Author:Peterson, G (Professor Gregory Peterson)
UTAS Author:Jaffray, L (Mrs Linda Jaffray)
UTAS Author:Campbell, S (Professor Steven Campbell)
ID Code:130717
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2019-02-08
Last Modified:2020-08-17
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