Knowledge and attitude of institutionalized older adults and their caregivers about sexuality in old age in Egypt

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158864
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Presentation
Title:
Knowledge and attitude of institutionalized older adults and their caregivers about sexuality in old age in Egypt
Abstract:
Knowledge and attitude of institutionalized older adults and their caregivers about sexuality in old age in Egypt
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Fouad, Rasha
P.I. Institution Name:Alexandria University, Faculty of Nursing
Contact Address:37 ElKady Hamzaa St. #16, Alexandria, 0, Egypt
Contact Telephone:187782474
Co-Authors:R. Fouad, A.K. Bekhet, Nursing, Alexandria University, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria, EGYPT;
The population of the Egyptian older adults is increasing at a rapid rate, which makes discussion of sex and sexual health in this age group timely and topical. To date, no studies regarding knowledge and attitudes about sexuality in old age has been done in Alexandria, Egypt. Purpose: This study examined the knowledge and attitudes of older adults and their caregivers regarding sexuality. Subjects: Study participants were 100 older adults (aged 60+) who relocated to retirement communities in Alexandria, Egypt and 30 caregivers. Methods: A descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional design was used to examine hypothesized relationships among the study variables. Elders and their caregivers completed translated measures of The Aging Sexual Knowledge and attitude scale (ASKAS) during a structured interview. Results: Using correlational analysis, results indicated that the lower the knowledge, the negative the attitudes (r = .59, p < .001; r = .53, p < .001) toward sexuality in elderly residents and caregivers respectively. Poor knowledge and negative attitudes was found in female elders t (1, 98) = 3.78, p < .01) than in male elders. Generally, the negative attitudes and poor knowledge about sexuality in old age decreases (the higher the scores) with increase education (r = -.49, p < .001; r =-.44, p < .001 respectively) and increases with the increase in the number of medications consumed by the older adults (r = .39, p < .001; r = .37, p < .001 respectively). Furthermore, the more the number of medical problems, the poorer the knowledge and the negative the attitudes about sexuality in old age (r = .61, p < .001; r = -.55, p < .001 respectively). Conclusion: It is imperative to generate interventions to increase the knowledge and improve the attitudes of elders and their caregivers to enhance health and quality of life.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge and attitude of institutionalized older adults and their caregivers about sexuality in old age in Egypten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158864-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge and attitude of institutionalized older adults and their caregivers about sexuality in old age in Egypt</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fouad, Rasha</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Alexandria University, Faculty of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">37 ElKady Hamzaa St. #16, Alexandria, 0, Egypt</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">187782474</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">d_rashafouad@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">R. Fouad, A.K. Bekhet, Nursing, Alexandria University, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria, EGYPT;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract"> The population of the Egyptian older adults is increasing at a rapid rate, which makes discussion of sex and sexual health in this age group timely and topical. To date, no studies regarding knowledge and attitudes about sexuality in old age has been done in Alexandria, Egypt. Purpose: This study examined the knowledge and attitudes of older adults and their caregivers regarding sexuality. Subjects: Study participants were 100 older adults (aged 60+) who relocated to retirement communities in Alexandria, Egypt and 30 caregivers. Methods: A descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional design was used to examine hypothesized relationships among the study variables. Elders and their caregivers completed translated measures of The Aging Sexual Knowledge and attitude scale (ASKAS) during a structured interview. Results: Using correlational analysis, results indicated that the lower the knowledge, the negative the attitudes (r = .59, p &lt; .001; r = .53, p &lt; .001) toward sexuality in elderly residents and caregivers respectively. Poor knowledge and negative attitudes was found in female elders t (1, 98) = 3.78, p &lt; .01) than in male elders. Generally, the negative attitudes and poor knowledge about sexuality in old age decreases (the higher the scores) with increase education (r = -.49, p &lt; .001; r =-.44, p &lt; .001 respectively) and increases with the increase in the number of medications consumed by the older adults (r = .39, p &lt; .001; r = .37, p &lt; .001 respectively). Furthermore, the more the number of medical problems, the poorer the knowledge and the negative the attitudes about sexuality in old age (r = .61, p &lt; .001; r = -.55, p &lt; .001 respectively). Conclusion: It is imperative to generate interventions to increase the knowledge and improve the attitudes of elders and their caregivers to enhance health and quality of life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:28:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:28:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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