• Maria Pedersen
4. term, Master of Sexology (Continuing education) (Continuing Education Programme (Master))
Title: Health professionals attitude to working with sexual health, a quantitative questionaire among caretakers in the primary sector.

AIM: To investigate to what extent there are barriers among the caretakers in the primary elder sector to include the sexual aspect of health promotion efforts towards the elderly.

Method: Questionnaire for trained caregivers, based on originally developed questionnaire: "Students attitudes Towards addressing Sexual health"

Results: 677 have received a link to their response, 217 has responded to a response rate of 32,05 per cent. N = 217. .

- 25 percent of caregivers do not feel comfortable with sexual health conversations, including discussion of sexual issues and sexuality. - 63 pct. indicates that they do not think time is a decisive factor in talking about sexuality - which differs from other studies in which time is indicated as an important factor. - Men feel more comfortable, than women, but not significant. - For over one third of the respondents, cultural background constitutes a barrier to the adaptation of the conversation on sexuality. - 72 percent of respondents believe they need basic knowledge of sexual health. - 34 percent think their colleagues are afraid to talk about sexuality and 23 percent think colleagues are directly reluctant to talk about sexuality.

Conclusion: The study shows that the staff find it important to talk about sexual health with the older citizen. There is a difference between adapting the sexes in relation to spoken sexuality. In addition, it is seen that the staff experience that lack of competencies is of crucial importance for not spreading sexuality. Likewise, the study concludes that the respondents believe their colleagues are afraid to speak about sexuality and that some are even reluctant.
Publication date6 May 2019
Number of pages56
ID: 302945326