Relationship Between Ischemic Heart Disease and Sexual Satisfaction

Ghanbari Afra, L. and Taghadosi, M. and Gilasi, H.R. (2016) Relationship Between Ischemic Heart Disease and Sexual Satisfaction. Global journal of health science, 8 (1). pp. 263-269.

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AIM: Ischemic heart disease is a life-threatening condition. Considerable doubts exist over the effects of this disease on patients' sexual activity and satisfaction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between ischemic heart disease and sexual satisfaction. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, the convenience sample of 150 patients exposure with ischemic heart disease and 150 people without exposure it was drawn from Shahid Beheshti hospital, Kashan, Iran. Sampling was performed from March to September 2014. We employed the Larson's Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire for gathering the data. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square, t-test and linear regression analysis. RESULTS: The means of sexual satisfaction in patients exposure with ischemic heart disease and among the subjects without exposure it were 101.47±13.42 and 100.91±16.52, respectively. There was no significant difference between the two groups regarding sexual satisfaction. However, sexual satisfaction was significantly correlated with gender and the use of cardiac medications (P value<0.05). CONCLUSION: The level of sexual satisfaction in patients with exposure ischemic heart disease is similar to the people without exposure it. Moreover, the men and the patients who do not receive cardiac medications have higher levels of sexual satisfaction. Nurses who are providing care to patients with ischemic heart disease need to pay closer attention to patient education about sexual issues.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; drug effects; female; human; Iran; male; Myocardial Ischemia; orgasm; pathophysiology; questionnaire; retrospective study; sexual behavior, Adult; Female; Humans; Iran; Male; Myocardial Ischemia; Orgasm; Retrospective Studies; Sexual Behavior; Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Nursing - Medical Surgical
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 21:18
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 21:18

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