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dc.contributor.authorDusenbury, Wendy L.
dc.contributor.authorHill, Twyla J.
dc.contributor.authorMosack, Victoria A.
dc.contributor.authorSteinke, Elaine E.
dc.identifier.citationDusenbury, Wendy L.; Hill, Twyla J.; Mosack, Victoria A.; Steinke, Elaine E. 2020. Risk factors, depression, and drugs influencing sexual activity in individuals with and without stroke. Rehabilitation Nursing, vol. 45:no. 1:pp 23–29en_US
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The aim of the study was to analyze factors affecting sexual activity in individuals with and without stroke, ages 40-59 years, in a national, cross-sectional, population-based sample derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional survey. METHODS: Data were obtained from the NHANES (2011-2012) data set from individuals (N = 3,649) completing items related to cardiovascular risk factors, drugs, and sexual activity. Data were analyzed using chi-square, t tests, and logistic regression. FINDINGS: Overall, number of drugs, smoking, and depression significantly predicted sexual activity. When comparing sexually active to not sexually active, those with stroke had significantly less sexual activity (t = 2.822, p = .005) and reduced sexual activity per week or month (χ = 16.275, p = .005, df = 4). Those taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and statins had reduced sexual activity. CONCLUSIONS/CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Findings illustrate the importance of risk factor modification and nurses engaging in sexual assessment, education, and counseling to support sexual quality of life in younger individuals with stroke.en_US
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dc.publisherWolters Kluwer Health, Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRehabilitation Nursing;v.45:no.1
dc.subjectRisk factorsen_US
dc.subjectSexual activityen_US
dc.subjectSexual dysfunctionsen_US
dc.titleRisk factors, depression, and drugs influencing sexual activity in individuals with and without strokeen_US
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