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Title in Portuguese: Sexuality of people with spinal cord injury : knowledge, difficulties and adaptation
Author: Torriani, Simone Beatriz
Britto, Flavia Costa
Silva, Gelson Aguiar da
Oliveira, Deyse Cardoso de
Carvalho, Zuila Maria de Figueiredo
Keywords: Traumatismos da Medula Espinal
Sexualidade
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
Citation: TORRIANI, S. B. et al. Sexuality of people with spinal cord injury : knowledge, difficulties and adaptation. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, v. 7, p. 380-386, 2014.
Abstract: Expressing sexuality is an important part of life, whether the person has a spinal cord injury (SCI) or not. This study investigated the sexual activity before and after SCI, the difficulties, and adjustments made by these people in relation to their sexuality. This is a qualitative study conducted with 14 people with SCI through semi-structured interviews, which we analyzed in light of pertinent literature and organized into three themes: sexual activity before and after SCI; difficulties in performing sexual activities; and adjustments in sexual activity after SCI. We conclude that, although there may be many difficulties, with the partner’s support they can get sexual satisfaction and adapt to the new reality. Nonetheless, it is necessary and essential that the patient receive guidance about the possible changes and adaptive methods, and nurses can play a critical role in this process.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufc.br/handle/riufc/8860
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 1937-6871 Print
1937-688X Online
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