Knowledge and attitudes of older adults about sexuality in ageing: a comparison of two studies

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. School of Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.author Steinke, Elaine E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-28T20:29:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-28T20:29:08Z
dc.date.issued 1994-03 en_US
dc.identifier 8014308 en_US
dc.identifier 7609811 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of advanced nursing. 1994 Mar; 19(3): 477-85. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0309-2402 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.1994.tb01110.x en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4552
dc.description Click on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free). en_US
dc.description.abstract Two studies using separate samples sought to explore differences among male and female elders on their knowledge, attitudes, and sexual behaviour using a nonexperimental approach. Two different samples from separate health and wellness groups were surveyed using the Aging Sexual Knowledge and Attitude Scale (White 1982). Additional data were collected on sexual satisfaction, sexual activity, and demographic variables. In the first study, questionnaires were mailed to the homes of 759 members of the wellness group. The second study was conducted in a similar manner, but with random selection of 400 males and 400 females. Both groups showed a moderate amount of knowledge and permissive attitudes with no significant differences observed between males and females. Reported sexual satisfaction was variable. Subjects were sexually active with activity varying from 0 to 30 times per month, with a mean of 4 times per month. Findings suggest that males and females are comparable on their knowledge and attitudes about sexuality in ageing and most are sexually active. Many are seeking further information on the impact of chronic illness and medications on sexuality. en_US
dc.format.extent 477-85 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Advanced Nursing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries J Adv Nurs en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject Comparative Study en_US
dc.subject.mesh Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Aged, 80 and over en_US
dc.subject.mesh Aging/physiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Chronic Disease en_US
dc.subject.mesh Data Collection en_US
dc.subject.mesh Female en_US
dc.subject.mesh Geriatric Nursing en_US
dc.subject.mesh Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Personal Satisfaction en_US
dc.subject.mesh Questionnaires en_US
dc.subject.mesh Sampling Studies en_US
dc.subject.mesh Sex Education en_US
dc.subject.mesh Sex Factors en_US
dc.subject.mesh Sexual Behavior en_US
dc.subject.mesh Socioeconomic Factors en_US
dc.subject.mesh Aging/psychology en_US
dc.title Knowledge and attitudes of older adults about sexuality in ageing: a comparison of two studies en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial England en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © Wiley-Blackwell Publishing en_US

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