Effects of depression on sexual activity and sexual satisfaction in heart failure

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2011-07
Authors
Mosack, Victoria A.
Steinke, Elaine E.
Wright, David W.
Walker, Cynthia M.
Medina, Mary
Moser, Debra K.
Chung, Misook L.
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Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN. 2011 Jul-Aug; 30(4): 218-25.

Abstract

Patients with heart failure often suffer from depression. However, little is known about the influence of depression on sexual activity and satisfaction. This secondary analysis of descriptive cross-sectional data study examines the role of depression on sexual activity and sexual satisfaction in heart failure. Results highlight the need for acute care nurses to routinely screen for depression and sexual concerns in HF.

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