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Factors related to nurses’ attitude toward sexual behaviors among the elderly living in long-term care institutions
Chun-Lin Mar;Cheng-Chang Chen
the elderly;long-term care institution;nurse;sexuality;sexual behaviors;sexual attitude
|Issue Date: ||2011-05-26 10:26:24 (UTC+8)|
The purpose of this study was to evaluate nurses’ attitude toward sexual behaviors among the elderly living in long-term care institutions in Taiwan and it’s correlative factors.
Data were collected through a structural self-administered questionnaire from June to August 2004. A nonrandom sample of 236 nurses who worked in 54 institutions in Taiwan was obtained by post and analyzed quantitatively. There were 7 nurses completed the semi-structural questionnaire by telephone interview and data were discussed qualitatively.
The main results were as follows: there were 52% of respondents claimed that they had never seen sexual behaviors among the elderly in the long-term care facilities, but only 22% of respondents reported that they had never heard it said that there were sexual behaviors among the elderly. More than 70% of respondents thought that the family members of the elderly, colleagues and the administrator of institutions were conservative about sexual behaviors of the elderly.
The great majority of respondents did not have sexuality education sufficiently, 47% reported that they couldn’t get the aging information from the curriculum of sexuality education. Respondents had a chance of learning the way how their colleagues dealt with sexual behaviors of the elderly.
The permissive sexual behaviors of respondents were as follows: masturbation, hugging with the opposite sex, hugging with the same sex, kissing with the opposite sex, caressing chest with the opposite sex, caressing genitalia with the opposite sex, having penile-vaginal intercourse, having oral sex with the opposite sex, kissing with the same sex, caressing chest with the same sex, caressing genitalia with the same sex, having oral sex with the same sex. Results indicated that 84% of respondents allow the elderly to have masturbation in the institution, but 56% of respondents allow the elderly to have none of sexual behavior to hugging with the same sex.
The analysis revealed that nursing education, environmental factors, and learning factors were variables found to be significantly related to attitude.Recommendations for further research and implications for nursing work practice were discussed.
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