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Titre du document / Document title

Sexual adjustment and its predictors after traumatic brain injury

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

KREUTER M. (1) ; DAHLLÖF A.-G. (1) ; GUDJONSSON G. (2) ; SULLIVAN M. (3) ; SIÖSTEEN A. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Spinal Injuries Unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 413 45 Gothenburg, SUEDE
(2) Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 413 45 Gothenburg, SUEDE
(3) Health Care Research Unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 413 45 Gothenburg, SUEDE

Résumé / Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on sexual ability, activity and satisfaction and to relate the findings to neurological status, functioning and well-being. A total of 92 TBI persons (65 men, 27 women) participated. Their ages ranged from 20-70 years (median 40 years); the median age at injury was 32 years, ranging from 16-56 years. The elapsed time since injury ranged from 1-20 years (median 9 years). The participants were examined according to a procedure including neurological examination, self-assessment of general health status and functioning and moood, and collection of data on social conditions. A structured study-specific questionnaire was developed to assess various aspects of sexuality before and after the injury. Fifty-three of the participants had a stable partner relationship at the time of the investigation. This study showed that a TBI commonly alters sexual functioning as well as desire. Many of the respondents reported decreased ability to achieve an erection, decreased ability to experience orgasm, decreased sexual desire and diminished frequency of intercourse. A high degree of physical independence and maintained sexual ability were the most important predictors for sexual adjustment. Considering that many TBI persons in this study reported physiological sexual disturbances and decreased sexual ability, it is important to inform patients about possibilities of optimizing their sexual ability. Organized programmes of sexuality education should be an integral component of TBI rehabilitation.

Revue / Journal Title

Brain injury    ISSN  0269-9052   CODEN BRAIEO 

Source / Source

1998, vol. 12, no5, pp. 349-368 (54 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Taylor & Francis, London, ROYAUME-UNI  (1987) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Trauma

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Craniocerebral

;

Sexuality

;

Evolution

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Human

;

Nervous system diseases

;

Central nervous system disease

;

Cerebral disorder

;

Diseases of the osteoarticular system

;

Skull disease

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Traumatisme

;

Crânioencéphalique

;

Sexualité

;

Evolution

;

Homme

;

Système nerveux pathologie

;

Système nerveux central pathologie

;

Encéphale pathologie

;

Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie

;

Crâne pathologie

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Traumatismo

;

Craneoencefálico

;

Sexualidad

;

Evolución

;

Hombre

;

Sistema nervioso patología

;

Sistema nervosio central patología

;

Encéfalo patología

;

Sistema osteoarticular patología

;

Cráneo patología

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21327, 35400007572721.0010

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 2210353



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