• Rikke Kristine Skovsgaard
  • Maria Klokkeide Stokholm
4. term, Master of Sexology (Continuing education) (Continuing Education Programme (Master))
Abstract Title: Addressing Patients Sexuality – a Survey of Danish Health Professionals Attitudes Aim: To explore multidisciplinary health professionals attitudes towards and management of disease-related sexual issues at a University hospital in Denmark. Methods: A self-constructed questionnaire including SABS was administrated to nurses, doctors and midwives in 7 different wards at Aarhus University hospital. Results:97,3% of the respondents (n=385, 46% response rate) considered sexuality a relevant topic and the health was the main initiator. Lack of time was the main barrier. Midwives had significantly fewer barriers towards addressing patients sexuality compared to nurses and doctors. 18% of the respondents had relevant education within sexuality, They also had significantly fewer barriers (p<0,001) and addressed sexuality more frequently than those without education within the field. 65% of the health professionals said that there were need of relevant education. Conclusion: Danish health professionals find sexuality relevant within patient care. Relevant education is significantly effective on reducing barriers and is needed within all fields
Publication date11 May 2015
Number of pages75
ID: 211307747