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dc.contributorWichita State University. School of Nursingen_US
dc.contributor.authorSteinke, Elaine E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMosack, Victoria A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWright, David W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChung, Misook L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMoser, Debra K.en_US
dc.identifier.citationDimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN. 2009 May-Jun; 28(3): 123-9; quiz 130-1.en_US
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractPatients with heart failure (HF) often have concerns about sexual activity while living with HF. Little is known about factors that contribute to sexual activity and sexual dysfunction in HF. This study examined selected risk factors and demographic variables as predictors of sexual activity in HF patients. The sample (N = 97) was mostly male and white and had some college education. Four risk factors, tobacco use, alcohol use, having diabetes, and number of medications, were statistically significant in showing decreased odds of being sexually active, when controlling for age, sex, education, and body mass index. Nonexercisers and hypertension were not significant predictors of sexual activity. Among cardiac medication classes, there were no statistically significant differences between those HF patients who were and were not sexually active. Health professionals need to be mindful of these predictive factors as they provide sexual counseling to patients with HF.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNCRR NIH HHSen_US
dc.format.extent123-9; quiz 130-1en_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDimensions of Critical Care Nursing : DCCNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDimens Crit Care Nursen_US
dc.subjectResearch Support, N.I.H., Extramuralen_US
dc.subjectResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'ten_US
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinking/adverse effectsen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshDiabetes Complications/complicationsen_US
dc.subject.meshHeart Failure/complicationsen_US
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Methodology Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavior/physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSmoking/adverse effectsen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshHeart Failure/psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavior/psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/prevention & controlen_US
dc.subject.meshSexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/psychologyen_US
dc.titleRisk factors as predictors of sexual activity in heart failureen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US

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