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dc.contributor.authorSteinke, Elaine E.
dc.contributor.authorJaarsma, Tiny
dc.identifier.citationSteinke EE, Jaarsma T. Sexual counseling and cardiovascular disease: practical approaches. Asian J Androl 2015;17:32-9en_US
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractPatients with cardiovascular disease and their partners expect health care providers to provide sexual counseling to assist them in maintaining sexual quality of life. Evidence suggests however, that there is a gap in integrating evidence into practice and that relatively few cardiac patients receive sexual counseling. This can result in negative psychological, physical, and quality of life outcomes for couples who may needlessly decide sexual activity is too risky and cease all sexual activity. Two scientific statements now exist that provide ample guidance to health care providers in discussing this important topic. Using a team approach that includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, rehabilitation staff, and others is important to ensure that sexual counseling occurs throughout recovery. In addition, several trials using interventional approaches for sexual counseling provide insight into successful approaches for sexual counseling in practice. This article provides practical strategies and evidence-based approaches for assessment and sexual counseling for all cardiac patients and their partners, and specific counseling for those with ischemic conditions, heart failure, and implanted devices.en_US
dc.publisherMedknow in association with Editorial office, Asian Journal of Andrologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAsian Journal of Andrology;v.17:no.1
dc.subjectCardiovascular diseasesen_US
dc.subjectHealth care providersen_US
dc.subjectSexual behavioren_US
dc.subjectSexual counselingen_US
dc.subjectSexual dysfunction, physiologicalen_US
dc.subjectSexual dysfunction, psychologicalen_US
dc.subjectSexual partnersen_US
dc.titleSexual counseling and cardiovascular disease: practical approachesen_US
dc.rights.holder© Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

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