Public Opinion on the Sexuality of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of the Literature
AbstractPeople with intellectual disabilities (PID) experience the same range of sexual thoughts, feelings, desires, and activities as anyone else. However, the public ’s view, especially about stereotypes, is noticeable to have an impact on sexuality and people with disabilities, thereby influencing the population which includes the families of PID, healthcare professionals, and policymakers. This review aims to analyze the opinions of public, family of PID or care staff on the sexuality of PID and the methodology applied. Eleven quantitative peer-reviewed papers were identified. Participants’ attitude could b...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - January 11, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Anxiety Levels and Sexual Functions of Patients Performing Clean Intermittent Catheterization
AbstractClean intermittent catheterization (CIC) is an effective and reliable catheterization method widely used to ensure bladder management. However, pain or discomfort that is commonly seen during catheterization in individuals performing CIC may lead to anxiety and changes in many activities of daily living, particularly in sexual function. The aim of this study was to determine the anxiety levels and sexual functions of patients performing CIC and the relationship between. This descriptive study included a total of 102 patients performing CIC who were followed at a urology outpatient clinic of a state hospital. Data w...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - January 7, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Utilizing the Delphi Method to Assess Issues of Sexuality for Men Living with Spinal Cord Injury
This study investigated the physical and psychological issues of sexuality for men after spinal cord injury and identified areas of top concern. Using the Delphi Method, a panel of expert judges (twenty men with spinal cord injury [SCI], C3-T12, age 26 –59) completed a series of three questionnaires in an attempt to reach a consensus on previously identified issues. It was agreed that SCI affects physical and psychosocial aspects of sexuality and that sexual support is limited for exploring sexuality post-SCI. Additionally, insight into the soci al constructs of masculinity, gender roles, body image and disability an...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - January 7, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Comparison of the Effects of the PLISSIT Model Versus the Sexual Health Model on Quality of Life Among Women with Breast Cancer
AbstractIntroductionThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of individual therapy (PLISSIT Model) versus group therapy (Sexual Health Model) on the quality of life of Iranian women with breast cancer.MethodsThree-arm parallel-group randomized controlled trial conducted on 75 women with breast cancer attended to Mehraneh Charity Center in Zanjan in 2015 –2016. The participants were allocated into three groups of the PLISSIT model, the SHM, and a routine care group. The study tool included demographic checklist and quality of life questionnaire, which completed by all groups at baseline, 6, and 12 weeks f...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - January 3, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research
“It tingled as if we had gone through an anthill.” Young People with Intellectual Disability and Their Experiences with Relationship, Sexuality and Contraception
AbstractIn summary, literature shows that people with intellectual disability tend to have less and later sexual experience than persons without disability. They have limited opportunities to meet potential partners but the same human need for intimate romantic relationships. The sample included 42 people with mild to moderate intellectual disability between 14 and 25 years. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in schools and sheltered workshops. The interview guide was translated in easy to read language. The interviews were evaluated with the qualitative content analysis. Most of the respondents have had a relati...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - January 2, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Retrospective and Current Peer Victimization in College Students with Disabilities: Examining the Intersectionality of Sexual Orientation and Gender
AbstractThe present, exploratory study examined retrospective and current peer victimization in a multi-university sample of 58 college students with disabilities, 18 (31%) of whom identified as sexual minorities. Fifty-seven participants reported peer victimization during childhood, and approximately half reported experiencing peer victimization in the past 2 months. Students who identified as sexual minorities reported more retrospective victimization but current victimization did not differ between the two groups. Current and retrospective peer victimization were significantly correlated with present psychological...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - January 2, 2021 Category: Disability Source Type: research
The Multiple Sclerosis Intimacy and Sexuality Questionnaire (MSISQ-15): Validation and Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Greek Version in MS Patients
The objective of this study was to develop a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the MSISQ-15 so that it can be used as a tool to evaluate SD in Greek patients with MS. A total of 127 individuals, 68 Greek MS patients and 59 healthy persons for the control group who visited u rology department of the National Rehabilitation Centre of Athens completed the Greek version of MSISQ-15 along with Female Sexual Function Index for women and International Index of Erection Function at baseline (test) and 3 weeks later for the MS patients, (retest). Data were analyzed for measure ment properties. Content validity was ad...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 15, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Sexuality and Sexual Health In Adults with Limb Loss: A Systematic Review
AbstractA systematic review was conducted to provide an overview of the current state of research regarding sexuality and sexual health in adults with limb loss. Five databases (Medline, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science and PsycINFO) were searched between January 1, 2000 and April 14, 2019. Two reviewers independently screened all titles and abstracts for primary inclusion and full texts for secondary inclusion. The inclusion criteria were peer-reviewed journal articles that were published in English, that addressed at least one aspect of sexuality or sexual health and included adults (18 years and older) who acquired ...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - November 5, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Priorities and Needs Regarding Sexual Rehabilitation for Individuals in the Subacute Phase Post-stroke
This study is among the first to identify priorities and needs related to sexuality for clients in subacute phase of stroke rehabilitation and their clinicians. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 26, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability: A Time to Pause, Reflect, Appreciate, Learn, Share Feelings and Support
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 24, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
The Practices, Orientation, Satisfaction, and Sexual Response in Men with Spinal Cord Injury
AbstractIn several spinal injuries, motor impairments significantly compromise the individual's activities. Thus, in an individual with a spinal cord injury (SCI) some sexual mechanisms are compromised, such as erectile capacity, ejaculation, semen quality, orgasm, fertility, and psychological changes. To understand the sexuality and the personal history of sexual function of the individual is crucial, since the recovery of sexual function is reported as a priority by individual with an SCI. So, the aim of this study was to investigate the practices, orientation, satisfaction, and sexual response in men with spinal cord in...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 20, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Sexual Life Quality and Marital Adjustment in Women With and Without Diabetes
This study was conducted to assess the correlation between the sexual life quality and marital adjustment of women with diabetes. This study was designed as a descriptive cross-sectional study which was conducted at a hospital ’s internal diseases outpatient clinic located in the southeast of Turkey. The sample consisted of 124 type-2 diabetes mellitus patients and 124 healthy individuals with similar socio-demographic characteristics. A questionnaire form, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) and the Sexual Life Quality S cale were applied to all the women with and without diabetes. Frequency, percentage, mean and stan...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 13, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction Among Greek MS Patients
AbstractMultiple Sclerosis (MS) can complicate the lifelong course of sexual development and the ways in which one defines and expresses one ’s sexuality. The aim of the present study was to register, examine and categorize sexual dysfunction (SD) among Greek patients with MS. 866 individuals, all Greek MS patients members of MS societies all over Greece completed the Greek version of MSISQ-15 along with demographic data. The sample of 866 participants was composed by 66.5% of women and 33.5% of men. SD was present in both sexes in high levels with women having higher scores in Primary SD and men having hig...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 12, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Parental Support for Sexuality Education and Expression Among Adults with an Intellectual Disability
AbstractSexuality expression and experiences are an often-ignored component of health and well-being for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). Adults with ID have gaps in their sexuality education, and experience restrictions from parents and caregivers exploring their sexuality. However, parental control does not deter adults with ID from desiring sexual experiences, and instead often leads to secretive and potentially exploitative relationships. Although this pattern is clear, we lack an understanding of the impact of parental attitudes on sexuality education and expression for adults with ID. The current study exa...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - October 3, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training on Revealing Sexual Function in Iranian Women with Breast Cancer
This study consisted of two quantitative and qualitative phases. The quantitative phase was a randomized clinical trial, where 52 subjects were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups that completed female sexual function index (FSFI) in pretest, posttest (after the intervention), and follow-up (1 month after the intervention) stages. Intervention was an eight-session group mindfulness-based stress reduction. After analyzing data from 46 subjects, qualitative data were collected using the conventional content analysis method. At the follow-up stage, statistically significant improvements we re noted in t...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 29, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Sexual Behaviors and Sexual Perceptions of Portuguese Adults with Physical Disabilities
This study surveyed 36 people (mean age = 40.25 years, SD = 10.45), of whom 58.3% (n = 21) were male, almost 70% (n = 25) were single, and the vast majority self-identified as heterosexual. 58.3% (n = 21) of participants did not report partaking in any sexual interactions over the previous 6 months, and 27.8% (n = 10) of study participants claimed to have never had sex. Among those who had engaged in sexual activity during the previous six months, kissing, touching, and caressing (38.9%,n = 6), receiving erogenous zo...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 27, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Evaluation of Sexual Life in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy
This study examined the sexual quality of life and associated factors in patients with gynecological cancer undergoing radiotherapy. This prospective study was conducted in the Radiation Oncology Clinic of a Training and Research Hospital between August 2018 and April 2019. The study sample consisted of 40 female patients with gynecological cancer who received radiotherapy. Data were collected using a questionnaire form, the scale of sexual quality of life, and Edmonton symptom assessment scale. The forms were completed during radiotherapy and 3 months after the completion of radiotherapy. The most frequent symptoms ...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 26, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Sexual Education of Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Use of the Technique: ‘Social Stories
AbstractThe difficulty in the area of social skills for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is particularly visible in the area of sexuality and intimate relationships. Therefore, it is important to create a curriculum including information about sexuality and to address the individual and specific needs of persons with ASD. For this purpose we designed a study using Social Stories for conducting sexuality education following the criteria of Carol Gray. The main goal of our study was to assess the effects of the use of Social Stories to implement sexuality education with three participants with ASD. The individual...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 17, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
AbstractPatients with inflammatory bowel disease (IDB) may have higher levels of sexual dysfunction than the general population. We aimed to study the prevalence of sexual disorders in a sample of Brazilian male and female patients with IDB and its association with depression, epidemiological and clinical data. This was a cross sectional study of 192 individuals (40 females with IDB, 40 males with IDB and 112 healthy controls). Male patients and controls answered the IIEF-5 (International Index of Erectile Function-5) and female patients the FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index). Beck Depression Inventory-II was used to acce...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - September 10, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Views and Experiences of Sex, Sexuality and Relationships Following Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis of the Qualitative Literature
AbstractResearch examining the effects of spinal cord injury on sexuality has largely focused on physiological functioning and quantification of dysfunction following injury. This paper reports a systematic review of qualitative research that focused on the views and experiences of people with spinal cord injury on sex and relationships. The review addressed the following research question: What are the views and experiences of people with spinal cord injury of sex, sexuality and relationships following injury? Five databases were relevant and employed in the review: CINAHL (1989 –2016 only), PsychInfo, PubMed, Scopu...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - August 26, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
The Sexual Quality of Life of Mothers and Their Children with Disabilities: General Health Status and Depression
AbstractThe present study was conducted to determine the relationship between the sexual quality of life of mothers giving care to their children with disabilities and their general health status and depression. The sample of this descriptive study comprised 100 mothers giving care to their children. Of the children with disabilities, 52% had hearing impairment, 35% had physical impairment, 13% had mental impairment. The mothers giving care to their children with disabilities were at risk for mental health, suffered mild depression symptoms, and did not have a good sexual quality of life. The differences between the mean s...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - August 16, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
The Effect of Exercise on Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Interest for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
AbstractMany studies on spinal cord injury and sexuality have been conducted over the years. However, to date, no one has studied the influence of exercise on sexuality for individuals with spinal cord injury. This project examined the impact of an 8-week exercise intervention on sexual interest and sexual satisfaction for individuals with SCI. Participants were surveyed prior to the exercise intervention (pre-test), after the 8-week intervention (post-test), and at 3 month follow up. There was little change between the three time-points which may indicate that exercise does not impact sexual interest and sexual sati...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - August 11, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Measuring Sexual Performance: Development and Psychometric Properties of the Sexual Performance Questionnaire in Iranian People with Spinal Cord Injury
AbstractSexual performance refers to activities served by sexual capacity and motivation. As a culturally sensitive issue, to date the scalar invariance of sexual performance has not been examined for Iranians with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Aim: To develop and assess properties of an instrument evaluating sexual performance of an Iranian population with SCIs., in Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (BASIR), Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Using multi-modal methods, we developed and assessed the Sexual Performance Questionnaire (SPQ). This included collecting expert o...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - August 7, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Validation of a Tool to Assess Attitudes Towards Sexuality of Individuals with Intellectual Disability (ASEXID): A Preliminary Study
In conclusion, this research demonstrates that the AS EXID is useful and reliable for the assessment of relatives’, professionals’, and societal attitudes toward the sexuality of people with ID, contributing to the assessment of a potential paradigm shift in attitudes toward the affective sexual education of people with this condition. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - August 3, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
The Complexities of Sexual Health Among Adolescents Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
AbstractThe complexities of living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can derail an adolescent ’s opportunity to engage in healthy sexual relationships. Social connection, a large component of healthy sexual relationships, is often a major obstacle for adolescents diagnosed with ASD. Sexual health goes beyond the physical component and relies on emotional and social skillsets that directly influence appropriate sexual behaviors and connection with others. The concept of appropriate psychosexual norms is quite important and can be adopted by exposing adolescents with ASD to social environments that form healthy inter...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - August 2, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability : To Understand Diversity and Inclusion, We Must Also Understand Exclusion
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 27, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Supporting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with Relationships and Sex: A Systematic Review and Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research with Staff
AbstractStaff working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) play an important role in enabling them to fulfill their sexual and romantic needs. Given the lack of recent reviews providing a synthesis of qualitative research in this population, the present review explored how staff working with individuals with ID in a variety of capacities (e.g. support workers, service managers, nurses, educators, psychologists, social workers) perceived their role in relation to supporting sexuality and relationships. A systematic search of EMBASE, PsychINFO, MEDLINE, CINAHL, ASSIA and SCOPUS was carried out and identified ...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 15, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
An Underestimated Human Need After Renal Transplantation: Sexuality
AbstractSexual health is a subject that can generally be overlooked in follow-up examinations after transplantation. The aim of this study was to determine the perceptions of sexuality and sexual health care requirements of patients following kidney transplantation. The data were examined of 98 patients who underwent renal transplantation in the Nephrology Polyclinic between May and October 2019. The data were collected using a data collection form prepared by the researchers with the benefit of previous literature. The data obtained were evaluated using percentages, mean and standard deviation values and the Chi-square te...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 13, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
A National Survey on Intimate Relationships, Sexual Activity, and Sexual Satisfaction Among Adults with Physical and Mental Disabilities
This study provides an overview and a better understanding of how physical and mental disabilities are associated with intimate relationships, sexual activity, and sexual satisfaction. Data were drawn from a national survey study with 15,073 participants in Denmark aged between 26 and 65 of whom 4102 reported a physical disability and 1174 a mental disability. Participants with a disability (physical, mental, or both) reported significantly lower levels of sexual activity and satisfaction than participants without a disability. Participants with a mental disability or both a mental and physical disability reported the lowe...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - July 12, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Double Sexual Standards: Sexuality and People with Intellectual Disabilities Who Require Intensive Support
AbstractMore than four decades after the onset of deinstitutionalization in the Nordic countries, people with intellectual disabilities in Iceland are still being prevented from engaging in intimate and sexual relationships. There are changing attitudes towards sexuality based on people ’s rights to live free sexual rights. However, because people with intellectual disabilities often require daily support, they commonly lack opportunities for privacy and safe sexual expression and relationships. In this article, we present findings from qualitative research about the sexuality of Icelandic people with intellectual di...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - June 25, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Attitude and Behaviors of Senior Nursing Students in Assessment of Sexual Health
This study aimed to determine the attitude and behaviors of senior nursing students towards assessing the sexual health of the individuals to whom they give care during their nursing studies. The study was designed as a descriptive study. Data were collected using the personal information form and the Sexual Attitude and Belief Survey (SABS). This study was approved by the relevant ethics committee and institutions. 95% of the students were informed about sexual health. 68.9% of the students stated that they can talk about sexual health issues with the individuals to whom they give care. Students' mean total SABS score is ...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - May 30, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Perceptions of Dating Behaviors Among Individuals in the General Population with High and Low Autistic Traits
AbstractWhile many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) desire a romantic relationship, they often report anxiety and uncertainty about what behaviors are expected in a dating context. The goal of the current study was to determine how individuals in the general population respond to dating behaviors that may be perceived as unexpected, confusing, inappropriate, or unattractive. Participants responded to fifty behaviors on the Dating Behaviors Questionnaire (e.g., “asks too many questions about you”), indicating their willingness to continue dating someone showing each behavior. Participants also com...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - May 28, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Body Image, Sexuality, and Sexual Functioning in Cervical and Endometrial Cancer: Interrelationships and Women ’s Experiences
AbstractOver 74,000 women in the United States are diagnosed annually with endometrial or cervical cancers and experience significant treatment-related difficulties with body image, sexuality, and sexual functioning. The aims of the research were to examine relationships among body image, sexuality, and sexual functioning, and to understand women ’s views of these concepts. A novel theoretical framework encompassing these three concepts and contextual variables guided the research. A non-experimental cross-sectional pilot study was conducted with pre-menopausal women in an academic medical center who had stages I&nda...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - May 24, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Perceived Knowledge, Practices, Attitudes and Beliefs of Jordanian Nurses Toward Sexual Health Assessment of Patients with Coronary Artery Diseases
AbstractSexual health assessment is an important aspect for patients with coronary artery diseases. Nurses are at key position to address patients ’ sexual health concerns but they rarely do. The aim of this study was to evaluate Jordanian nurses’ knowledge, practice, attitude and beliefs toward sexual health assessment of patients with coronary artery diseases in practice. Descriptive correlational design was used; the sample consisted of 84 nurses in cardiac clinics at two major educational hospitals. Data collection included demographic data and nurses’ knowledge and practice of sexual health assessmen...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - May 24, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Sexual Education and Development in Children with Intellectual Disability: Mothers ’ Opinions
AbstractThis qualitative study was carried out in order to examine the opinions of mothers on sexual education and development in children with intellectual disability. Participants were drawn from the pool of the mothers of 10 –15 year-old children studying in a private education and rehabilitation center in Zonguldak/Turkey between February and June 2019; the sample included 14 mothers who consented to participate in the study. A questionnaire and a semi-structured interview form prepared by the researchers according to literature were used in the study. During the interviews, the mothers were asked questions ...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - May 11, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Curbing the Risks: Toward a Transdisciplinary Sexual Health Literacy Program for Young Adults Who are Deaf and LGBT+
AbstractThe alarming increase of HIV cases among young adults in the Philippines due to risky sexual behavior led the authors to investigate sexual behaviors among young adults who are Deaf** and LGBT+*. This project explores the romantic experiences of self-identified young adults who are Deaf and LGBT+ in the Philippines, it also investigates the sexual activities embedded in these experiences. Meanings drawn from the narratives in sign language reveal that there are levels of sexual intimacy (i.e., from “incomplete” to “complete” sex), which vary from one individual to another, with associated ri...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - May 9, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Parents ’ Plans to Communicate About Sexuality and Child Sexual Abuse with Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
AbstractThe current study examined intended plans of parents of children (3 –18 years) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to communicate with them about sexuality topics including sexual abuse. Participants included 87 parents/guardians who completed an online survey. Results revealed that parents are concerned about the sexual victimization of their children with ASD. While many have spoken to their children about some aspects of sexuality education, most feel ill-equipped to handle such discussions. Characteristics of ASD may make prevention programming difficult, and parents worry about ways to teach their c...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - May 3, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Counselled Patients with Stroke Still Experience Sexual and Relational Problems 1 –5 Years After Stroke Rehabilitation
AbstractTo describe sexual functioning/satisfaction and relational satisfaction of patients with stroke who received sexual counselling during their rehabilitation 1 –5 years thereafter. All adult patients with stroke admitted to one Dutch Rehabilitation Centre between January 2010 and January 2014 with at least two consultations with a sexologist were invited to participate in this cross-sectional survey study. Patients were asked to complete a questionnaire on sexual functioning, relational satisfaction (Maudsley Marital Questionnaire, 0–80; low–high dissatisfaction), health-related quality of life...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - April 27, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability : The Impact of COVID-19 on Sexuality and Disability —Are We Closer or More Isolated?
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Source: Sexuality and Disability - April 23, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
The Relationship Between Hopelessness and Sexual Problems in Spinal Cord Injury
This study aims to determine the sexual problems of the patients with spinal cord injury and to analyze the relationship between these problems and the hopelessness levels of the patients. This descriptive cross-sectional study, which employed a mixed method (qualitative and quantitative) was conducted on 53 inpatients at a physical therapy and rehabilitation hospital in Turkey. Questionnaire on Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics, Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale, Beck Hopelessness Scale and Semi-Structured Interview Form on Sexuality and Hopelessness were used for data collection. Statements of the participants...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - April 9, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Challenges for Women with Disabilities Accessing Reproductive Health Care Around the World: A Scoping Review
AbstractThis scoping review provides an overview of access to reproductive health care for women with physical disabilities in low-middle income and high-income countries from 1995 to 2017. The paper reviews 40 qualitative studies, identified by searching 10 databases including Ovid (Health and psychosocial instruments, NHS economic evaluation database), OVID MEDLINE, Pubmed, Informit (Health and Society, Health collection, Humanities and social sciences collection), ProQuest Central (ProQuest XML), CINAHL Plus (EBSCO), ScienceDirect Journal, Wiley Online Library, Google Scholar, BioMed Central. Nine main themes were ident...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - April 8, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
An Interdisciplinary Sexual Health Rehabilitation Program for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury: Case Reports
AbstractDespite the prominence of sexual health concerns in the spinal cord injury (SCI) population, education regarding sexual functioning and related matters is not well integrated into rehabilitation processes or ongoing care in SCI. Conceptual sexual health care frameworks encompass a range of biopsychosocial factors and recommend utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to meet the diverse needs of individuals with disabilities. Yet, it is rare to have a truly integrated treatment team dedicated to sexual health and functioning in SCI rehabilitative settings. The program described in this article attempts to align itse...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - March 31, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Sexual Health After Acute Myocardial Infarction: The Lived Experience of Women During the First-Year Post Discharge
This study aims to develop an understanding of the s exual health experiences of Italian women 1 year after they experienced AMIs. This qualitative study used Cohen’s phenomenological design. A sample of 12 women was interviewed. Each interview was audio-recorded, and all interviews had a duration ranging from 40 to 60 min. Interviews were read, r e-read, and analyzed by each researcher, who then extrapolated themes. Three main themes emerged from the analysis of the interviews: the fear of a recurring infarction, stress, and the desire to receive information about their recovery. Two sub-themes also emerge...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - March 30, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Communication on Sexuality Between Parents and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review
The objective of this systematic review was to identify and analyze the information available on sexual communication between parents and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Medline/PubMed, Lilacs, Ebsco, Embase, Scielo, Google Scholar, Scirus and Redalyc databases were used to find articles. The inclusion criteria were studies published in indexed databases in English, Spanish and Portuguese with a quantitative and qualitative approach in full text, studies that include a population of parents of adolescents with ASD and adolescents between 10 and 19 years of age with a diagnosis of ASD, and studies tha...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - March 29, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Sexual Life Under the Shadow of Multiple Sclerosis in Women: A Qualitative Study in Iran
This study highlighted the concern that MS and related complications can significantly and negatively lower the quality and quantity of sexual relationships in women with MS. These women neglect themselves in their sexual life, and experience low sexual self-efficacy. Including these factors in the design and implementation of comprehensive and multidisciplinary interventions appears helpful in promoting the sexual life of these women during their treatment. (Source: Sexuality and Disability)
Source: Sexuality and Disability - March 24, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Perspectives on Sexuality Among Patients with Hypopituitarism: Broadening the Medical Focus on Sexual Function to Include Sexual Wellbeing
This study aimed to explore patients ’ own experiences of hypopituitarism in relation to sexuality, and it is based on interviews with 19 men and women. A qualitative methodology inspired by Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics was used. Analysis revealed that current healthcare practices, which focus primarily on sexual functionin g, fail to address patients’ existential concerns about loneliness, loving relationships and selfhood. Another important finding was that women felt that their sexual functioning and wellbeing tended to go unnoticed, while men said that healthcare professionals focused mainly o...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - March 16, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research
Assessing the Sexual Attitudes of Midwifery Students and Their Opinions on Sexuality in People with Disabilities
AbstractThe sexual attitudes of midwifery students, who play an important role in improving sexual health, can affect both the students themselves and people with disabilities to whom they provide education and counselling. We descriptively examined sexual attitudes and opinions regarding the sexual expression of people with disabilities in a sample of midwifery students at a state university in Turkey. All students studying midwifery at the participating university in the spring semester of the 2017 –2018 academic year were eligible to participate, and 266 agreed to do so. The data were collected using a personal in...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - March 12, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research