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What keeps nurses from the sexual counseling of patients with heart failure?
University of Groningen, Netherlands .
University of Groningen, Netherlands University of Groningen, Netherlands .
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2012 (English)In: Heart & Lung, ISSN 0147-9563, E-ISSN 1527-3288, Vol. 41, no 5, 492-499 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the current practice of discussing sexual health by heart failure (HF) nurses, and to explore which barriers prevent nurses from discussing sexuality. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMETHODS: The Nurses Survey of Sexual Counseling of Myocardial Infarction Patients and a list of barriers were used to form a questionnaire, which was sent to all HF clinics (n = 122) in the Netherlands. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanRESULTS: The majority (75%) of nurses (n = 146) felt a certain responsibility to discuss patients sexual health. However, in practice, 61% of the nurses rarely or never addressed sexuality. Barriers that prevented nurses from addressing sexuality and that differed between nurses who do (n = 58) and do not (n = 88) discuss sexuality include a lack of organizational policy (49% vs. 79%, respectively; P andlt; .001) and lack of training (43% vs. 80%, respectively; P andlt; .001), and not knowing how to initiate the subject (24% vs. 72%, respectively; P andlt; .001). Nurses preferred to address sexuality during a follow-up visit or when discussing medication. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanCONCLUSIONS: Although HF nurses feel responsible for discussing sexuality, this topic is rarely addressed in clinics. Several barriers were identified, relating to personal, patient, and organizational factors.

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Elsevier , 2012. Vol. 41, no 5, 492-499 p.
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Heart failure, Sexual health, Sexual counseling, Nurses attitudes, Barriers
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84902DOI: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2012.04.009ISI: 000309145200009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84902DiVA: diva2:562919
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Funding Agencies|Netherlands Heart Foundation|081201/KI/RW/DM|

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