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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621141
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Facilitating Female Sexual Function Assessment
Author(s):
McDevitt, Kyle; Link, Denise
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Kyle Kristine McDevitt, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC; Dr. Denise Link
Abstract:

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to facilitate the conversation about sexual function at the annual visit. The goal was to create an efficient, standardized way for a provider to assess the patient's concerns regarding sexual dysfunction, in a clinic setting that currently did not assess women's sexual function.

Summary: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supports the routine assessment of female sexual function because 43% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction. There is limited patient and provider discussion of female sexual dysfunction due to lack of training, perception of few treatment options, and visit time constraints. The project was conducted at a private gynecology practice which desired a standardized method for incorporating a sexual function assessment. The practice had no standardized method of assessing sexual function and only addressed concerns if the patient brought up the topic. During a one-month period, opportunity to discuss sexual function was offered to patients during their annual visit. The Brief Sexual Symptom Checklist, a 5 question validated instrument, was completed by consented participants prior to the provider entering the exam room. On each survey, the provider marked if their sexual function concerns were discussed, if a return visit was scheduled, or a referral was given to another provider

Outcomes: Forty-five potential participants offered the opportunity to complete the tool; 34 participants agreed to discuss sexual health concerns with the provider. Of the 34 participants 21% reported dissatisfaction with their sexual function. The provider discussed concerns with 100% of the participants that reported dissatisfaction.

Implications for Women's Health: Sexual function is important in the overall health of women and should therefore be a routine part of the women's health visit. It is essential for women's health providers to assess the patient's sexual health needs and then offer treatment options or refer to other providers as appropriate

Keywords:
female; Sexual; Dysfunction
Repository Posting Date:
7-Nov-2016
Date of Publication:
7-Nov-2016
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
19th Annual NPWH Premier Women's Healthcare Conference
Conference Host:
Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleFacilitating Female Sexual Function Assessmenten
dc.contributor.authorMcDevitt, Kyleen
dc.contributor.authorLink, Deniseen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsKyle Kristine McDevitt, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC; Dr. Denise Linken
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621141-
dc.description.abstract<p>Purpose: The purpose of this project was to facilitate the conversation about sexual function at the annual visit. The goal was to create an efficient, standardized way for a provider to assess the patient's concerns regarding sexual dysfunction, in a clinic setting that currently did not assess women's sexual function.</p> <p>Summary: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supports the routine assessment of female sexual function because 43% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction. There is limited patient and provider discussion of female sexual dysfunction due to lack of training, perception of few treatment options, and visit time constraints. The project was conducted at a private gynecology practice which desired a standardized method for incorporating a sexual function assessment. The practice had no standardized method of assessing sexual function and only addressed concerns if the patient brought up the topic. During a one-month period, opportunity to discuss sexual function was offered to patients during their annual visit. The Brief Sexual Symptom Checklist, a 5 question validated instrument, was completed by consented participants prior to the provider entering the exam room. On each survey, the provider marked if their sexual function concerns were discussed, if a return visit was scheduled, or a referral was given to another provider </p> <p>Outcomes: Forty-five potential participants offered the opportunity to complete the tool; 34 participants agreed to discuss sexual health concerns with the provider. Of the 34 participants 21% reported dissatisfaction with their sexual function. The provider discussed concerns with 100% of the participants that reported dissatisfaction.</p> <p>Implications for Women's Health: Sexual function is important in the overall health of women and should therefore be a routine part of the women's health visit. It is essential for women's health providers to assess the patient's sexual health needs and then offer treatment options or refer to other providers as appropriate</p>en
dc.subjectfemaleen
dc.subjectSexualen
dc.subjectDysfunctionen
dc.date.available2016-11-07T20:41:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-07-
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-07T20:41:51Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name19th Annual NPWH Premier Women's Healthcare Conferenceen
dc.conference.hostNurse Practitioners in Women's Healthen
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen
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