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Addressing the Gaps in Post-Stroke Sexual Activity Rehabilitation: Patient Perspectives

Prior, S ORCID: 0000-0001-5782-9141, Reeves, N, Peterson, G ORCID: 0000-0002-6764-3882, Jaffray, LM ORCID: 0000-0002-9336-625X and Campbell, S ORCID: 0000-0003-4830-8488 2019 , 'Addressing the Gaps in Post-Stroke Sexual Activity Rehabilitation: Patient Perspectives' , Healthcare, vol. 7, no. 1 , pp. 1-7 , doi:

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Sexual dysfunction is common but often under-recognised or neglected after stroke.This study sought to identify the existing methods for providing information and discussionon post-stroke sexual activity, and perceived gaps from the patient perspective. A sample of1265 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 asurvey assessing their experiences with, and opinions about, receipt of post-stroke sexual activityeducation. One hundred and eighty-three participants (14.5%) responded; of these, 65% were maleand the mean age was 69.1 years. The results indicated that, whilst over 30% or participants wantedto 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 preferredto receive this from a doctor in a private discussion with or without their partner present. The deliveryof post-stroke sexual activity information and education is inconsistent and fails to meet patientneeds within major Tasmanian hospitals, highlighting the importance of developing sound, routine,post-stroke education and information processes.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Prior, S and Reeves, N and Peterson, G and Jaffray, LM and Campbell, S
Keywords: Stroke, Patient-centered care, Tasmania, sexual activity
Journal or Publication Title: Healthcare
Publisher: M D P I AG
ISSN: 2227-9032
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Copyright 2019 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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