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Sex Knowledge in Males and Females Recovering From a Myocardial Infarction: A Brief Communication
Umeå University, Sweden Örebro University Hospital, Sweden .
Halmstad University, Sweden .
Jönköping University, Sweden Linnaeus University, Sweden .
Malmö University, Sweden .
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2012 (English)In: Clinical Nursing Research, ISSN 1054-7738, E-ISSN 1552-3799, Vol. 21, no 4, 486-494 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article was to explore sexual knowledge in persons who had suffered from myocardial infarction (MI). Seventy-six Swedish persons completed the "Sex after MI Knowledge Test" questionnaire. Overall, 53% of the men and 45% of the women scored maximum in the test. In a comparison between sexes, the men scored significantly more often a correct answer compared to the women for two out of the 25 items. The levels of correct answers were less then 50% for 14 out of the 25 items in both sexes. In conclusion we found that people who had suffered MI had poor levels of knowledge about sex and that there were some differences concerning lesser knowledge among the females in comparison to males. In regard to application, using a validated instrument facilitates an interactive communication between the patient and health care professionals, and opens up for a tailored education in line with the patients and his or her partners needs.

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SAGE Publications (UK and US) , 2012. Vol. 21, no 4, 486-494 p.
Keyword [en]
cardiac rehabilitation, myocardial infarction, patient education, sexual knowledge, Sex after MI Knowledge Test
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85193DOI: 10.1177/1054773812437241ISI: 000309562900008OAI: diva2:566691

Funding Agencies|HSF (Council for Medical Health Care Research in South Sweden)||

Available from: 2012-11-09 Created: 2012-11-09 Last updated: 2013-09-12

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