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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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DIAZ ALFONSO, Humbelina; LEMUS FAJARDO, Nora María  y  ALVAREZ ALVAREZ, Oscar. Sexuality in a group of elders attending the Urology office. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.4, pp.667-677. ISSN 1561-3194.

Introduction: in recent times demographic changes are evident. The age of the world population increases, more people surpass the chronologic age that the human being has situated as old age stage, and it is necessary to establish new working guidelines to assume the care of a population increasingly greater. Nowadays scarce information exist about the leading topics affecting the welfare of the aged adult, sexuality is among these aspects. Objective: to assess the sexual behavior of a group of elders that attended the Urology office. Material and method: a descriptive cross-sectional research was carried out on 90 elder who attended the Urology at Abel Santamaría Cuadrado General Teaching Hospital of Pinar del Río, in the period from September to December 2014. An interview was conducted for obtaining the required information and the processing and analysis of the results was carried out with the statistical application SPSS for the design of complex samples. Results: 52.2% of the intervened elders maintain active sexual relationships, 67.7% of them do not have any privacy for sexual relationships. 17.7% expressed that they are to cease with the age, 18.8% consider it unnecessary, only 5.5% conceder them inadequate, while 72.2% consider they are pleasant, and 92% of the sample expressed that they need information. Conclusions: despite predominance in the interviewed elders the criterion that sexual relationships are good and healthy if desired, also most of the noted that there is need for information about sexuality in the aged adult and about this important topic for their quality of life.

Palabras clave : Sexualidad; Anciano; Calidad de vida; Sexuality; Aged; Quality of life.

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