Attitudes and behaviors of nursing professionals' attitudes towards sexuality in old-age

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https://doi.org/10.19136/hs.a23n1.5659

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Objective: to determine the intrapersonal factors that predict nursing professional attitudes towards sexuality in old age.

Material and methods: Quantitative, observational, cross-sectional, and explanatory study, with a sample of 305 nursing professionals with a mean age of 29 years (SD=7.76), sexuality scales were applied, attitudes towards sexuality in old age and the questionnaire of attitudes to old age. The analysis was with descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS.

Results: It was found that attitudes towards sexuality, as well as towards old age, have a positive and significant impact on sexuality in old age in the nursing staff surveyed. Likewise, a statistically significant difference was found by sex for the dimensions of men regarding sexuality (p=.014) and sexual preoccupation (p=.000), as well as that of negative physical and behavioral stereotypes (p=.037) with higher scores for men (p<.05).

Conclusion: intrapersonal factors such as age, sexual self-esteem and attitudes towards old age are predictors of attitudes towards sexuality in old age.

 

Keywords: Attitude, Sexuality, Nursing Staff; Aging.

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Author Biographies

  • Isaí Arturo Medina Fernández, Autonomous University of Coahuila

    Doctor in Public Health from the Contemporary University of the Americas, master's degree in Nursing with an emphasis on nursing care for the elderly from the Autonomous University of Coahuila and Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the Autonomous University of Yucatán. He is a full-time professor at the bachelor's and master's level in Nursing (consolidated level before CONACYT) at the Faculty of Nursing, Saltillo unit. He currently has a PRODEP profile and coordinator of the continuing education department of the Faculty of Nursing, Saltillo unit. He has various diplomas focused on the care of the elderly, health management and chronic diseases. He is a guest teacher in the post-technical course of Intensive Care Nursing at the National School of Nursing of the ISSSTE, Mérida, and in the Master of Administration in Public Health at the Asbemaan University. He is a member of the Academic Body “Care for active and healthy aging” (level in consolidation). Director and co-director of various theses at the bachelor's and master's levels in nursing. Evaluator of occupational health skills at the CONOCER UADEC Center. Author and co-author of 7 book chapters and 39 scientific articles indexed in national and international journals.
    He has awards for Jaguar University Merit, UADEC University Merit, Juan Antonio de la Fuente UADEC Medal and an award for postgraduate studies from the Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Tau Alpha chapter. She is a member of the College of Nurses of the Lagunera Region, the Nursing Network for Elderly Health in Mexico, the Latin American Network for Care of Chronic Patients and the Family, as well as the state registry of researchers in the State of Yucatán and a reviewer of scientific articles in national journals. and international companies in the health area.

     
  • Nissa Yaing Torres Soto, Autonomous University of the State of Quintana Roo

    Graduate in Community Social Psychology from the Autonomous Indigenous University of Mexico. I have a master's degree in Educational Innovation from the University of Sonora and a doctorate in Social Sciences from the same institution, both postgraduate programs belonging to the National Quality Postgraduate Program (PNPC) and currently a Doctorate in Public Health from the Contemporary University of the Americas. Career Research Professor in the Department of Medical Sciences of the Health Sciences Division of the Autonomous University of the State of Quintana Roo (UAEQRoo) where I also serve as Director of the Technical Secretary of Research and Extension (STIE).
    She is a member of the academic body of “Patient Care and Safety” in the Primary Health Care research line of the Division of Health Sciences and a collaborator of the academic body of “Care, Communication and Health Education”. I am a member of the Research Ethics Committee in the Health Sciences Division, Co-editor of the Salud Quintana Roo Magazine, member of the Latin American Network for Care of Chronic Patients and the Family – CroniFam Network with Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and Panama. She has participated in various conferences at the national and international level, and has more than 20 publications in indexed and refereed journals, book chapters and research reports. She is currently a PRODEP profile and is part of the National System of Researchers Level 1.

  • Josué Medina Fernández, Autonomous University of the State of Quintana Roo

    Doctor in Public Health, Master in Nursing with emphasis on Nursing Care for the Elderly and Graduate in Nursing, leader and representative in Quintana Roo of the Healthy Aging Network and the Latin American Network of Chronic Diseases and the Family. He is currently a professor and career researcher in the Department of Nursing Sciences of the Health Sciences Division of the Autonomous University of the State of Quintana Roo. He is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Health Sciences Division and belongs to the research body "Nursing, education and health" with the UQROO and collaborator of the research body "Care for Active and Healthy Aging" with the UAdeC and "Chronicity and Public Health" with the UADY. He has published various scientific productions including articles and book chapters in various national and international media with topics related to the behavior of caring for the elderly and their chronic diseases. He currently has the Desirable Profile Recognition from PRODEP.

     
  • Reyna Torres Obregón, Autonomous University of Coahuila

    Doctor in Nursing Sciences from the Autonomous University of Coahuila at the “Dr. Santiago Valdés Galindo”, Saltillo Coahuila, Mexico. She is part of the academic body "care for active and healthy aging" under the line of generation and application of knowledge "Functionality of the elderly - Sexuality in vulnerable groups." She has the recognition of the desirable PRODEP profile and is a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1.

     
  • Ana Laura Carrillo Cervantes, Autonomous University of Coahuila

    Autonomous University of Coahuila
    Biographical summary: Doctor in Nursing Sciences from the University of Guanajuato, Master in Nursing Sciences from the Autonomous University of Nuevo León and Graduate in Nursing from the Autonomous University of Coahuila. She is a full-time professor at the “Dr. Santiago Valdés Galindo” from the Autonomous University of Coahuila. She teaches educational programs at the bachelor's and master's level in Nursing (consolidated level before CONACYT). She has the PRODEP Profile and I am a member of the SIN as a Research Candidate · Member of the Academic Body “Care for active and healthy aging” (level in consolidation). Director and co-director of various theses at the bachelor's level, master's degree in nursing and Doctorate in Psychology. Author and co-author of various book chapters and scientific articles indexed in national and international journals. Member of the College of Nurses of the Lagunera Region, Nursing Network for Elderly Health in Mexico, Latin American Network for Care of Chronic Patients and Families. Reviewer of scientific articles in national and international journals in the health area.

     
  • Adrián Josué Lizcano-Baños, Universidad autónoma del Estado de Quintana Roo

    He has a degree in medicine from the Autonomous University of the State of Quintana Roo. He carried out a research stay at the same institution in the Quality and Patient Safety academic body under the line of generation and application of primary health care knowledge. He has presented research projects related to neurosciences, care for the elderly, sleep quality, anxiety and depression in vulnerable groups at various conferences. In 2023 he was selected to carry out a research stay in the inter-institutional program to strengthen research and postgraduate studies in the Pacific (DELFÍN) on the XXVIII Summer of Scientific and Technological Research in the Pacific under the theme “predictive factors of attitudes”. of nursing staff towards sexuality in old age. He has various national and international publications.

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2023-12-16

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Attitudes and behaviors of nursing professionals’ attitudes towards sexuality in old-age. (2023). Horizonte Sanitario, 23(1), 29-37. https://doi.org/10.19136/hs.a23n1.5659

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