Nursing school graduates must be prepared to interact comfortably and effectively with patients about their sexual health. This study analyses the attitudes and beliefs about patient sexuality held by Portuguese and American nursing students. Objective: In Portuguese and American nursing students, (1) we analyzed students’ attitudes and beliefs towards sexuality using the Sexuality Attitudes and Beliefs Survey (SABS); (2) we identified nationality, socio-demographic information, and affective-sexual beliefs and attitudes. Method: Quantitative, cross-sectional study; convenience sample of 296 students (63.2% Portuguese; 36.8% American); mean age: 21.9 years (SD = 3.12); two-way ANOVA and multiple correspondence analyses were performed. Results: Attitudes and beliefs toward sexuality: Portuguese women are more liberal than men, contrary to American students. Among both nationalities, participants with multiple sexual partners held more conservative attitudes. Sexual orientation: bisexual American students and homosexual Portuguese students are conservative. Multiple correspondence analysis revealed two profiles: (1) Portuguese students: liberal-tolerant in attitudes towards patient sexuality, live with family/roommate, 18 to 21 years old, no or one sexual partner; (2) US students: traditionalist attitudes towards patient sexuality, share house, 22 and 23 years old, multiple partners. Conclusion: Human sexuality must be addressed in nursing education curricula.

Attitudes and Beliefs of Portuguese and American Nursing Students about Patients’ Sexuality / Sim-Sim, M.; Aaberg, V.; Dias, H.; Caldeira, E.; Gradellini, C.; Mecugni, D.; Gomez-Cantarino, S.. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - 10:4(2022), pp. N/A-N/A. [10.3390/healthcare10040615]

Attitudes and Beliefs of Portuguese and American Nursing Students about Patients’ Sexuality

Mecugni D.;
2022

Abstract

Nursing school graduates must be prepared to interact comfortably and effectively with patients about their sexual health. This study analyses the attitudes and beliefs about patient sexuality held by Portuguese and American nursing students. Objective: In Portuguese and American nursing students, (1) we analyzed students’ attitudes and beliefs towards sexuality using the Sexuality Attitudes and Beliefs Survey (SABS); (2) we identified nationality, socio-demographic information, and affective-sexual beliefs and attitudes. Method: Quantitative, cross-sectional study; convenience sample of 296 students (63.2% Portuguese; 36.8% American); mean age: 21.9 years (SD = 3.12); two-way ANOVA and multiple correspondence analyses were performed. Results: Attitudes and beliefs toward sexuality: Portuguese women are more liberal than men, contrary to American students. Among both nationalities, participants with multiple sexual partners held more conservative attitudes. Sexual orientation: bisexual American students and homosexual Portuguese students are conservative. Multiple correspondence analysis revealed two profiles: (1) Portuguese students: liberal-tolerant in attitudes towards patient sexuality, live with family/roommate, 18 to 21 years old, no or one sexual partner; (2) US students: traditionalist attitudes towards patient sexuality, share house, 22 and 23 years old, multiple partners. Conclusion: Human sexuality must be addressed in nursing education curricula.
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Attitudes and Beliefs of Portuguese and American Nursing Students about Patients’ Sexuality / Sim-Sim, M.; Aaberg, V.; Dias, H.; Caldeira, E.; Gradellini, C.; Mecugni, D.; Gomez-Cantarino, S.. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - 10:4(2022), pp. N/A-N/A. [10.3390/healthcare10040615]
Sim-Sim, M.; Aaberg, V.; Dias, H.; Caldeira, E.; Gradellini, C.; Mecugni, D.; Gomez-Cantarino, S.
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