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Cardiac rehabilitation staff views about discussing sexual issues with coronary heart disease patients: A national survey in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Doherty, Sally
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Molly
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Andrew W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-22T12:06:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-22T12:06:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Doherty, S., Byrne, M., Murphy, A.W., McGee, H.M. (2011) 'Cardiac rehabilitation staff views about discussing sexual issues with coronary heart disease patients: A national survey in Ireland'. European Journal Of Cardiovasvular Nursing, 10 :101-107. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1474-5151
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2866
dc.description Journal article en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: While a healthy sexual life is regarded as an important aspect of quality of life, sexual counselling from healthcare providers for cardiac patients has received little attention in the literature. Aim: To document current practice and assess the needs of cardiac rehabilitation service providers in Ireland with regard to sexual assessment and management for patients. Methods: Cardiac rehabilitation staff in all relevant centres in Ireland responded to a postal questionnaire. Sexual health management was assessed by a series of questions on current practice, staff attitudes, beliefs and perceived barriers to discussing sexual problems. Results: Staff (N=60; 61% response rate) reported a lack of assessment and counselling protocols for addressing sexual health problems, with little or no onward referral system available. Results also suggest staff believe that patients do not expect them to ask about their sexual concerns. Barriers reported included an overall lack of confidence (45%), knowledge (58%) and training (85%). Conclusion: Development of guidelines, assessment protocols and training for cardiac rehabilitation staff are essential in the area of sexual health problems in order to improve the quality of services for patients with coronary heart disease. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartof European Journal Of Cardiovasvular Nursing en
dc.subject Cardiac rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject Sexual problems en_US
dc.subject Quality of health care en_US
dc.title Cardiac rehabilitation staff views about discussing sexual issues with coronary heart disease patients: A national survey in Ireland en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2012-06-19T12:30:57Z
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2010.05.002 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed
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dc.local.contact Molly Byrne, Dept. Of Psychology, Room 107, Cois Abhann, Nui Galway. 5182 Email: molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie
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