Short Tilte:Perception versus reality: Inpatient sexual health needs of individuals with acute spinal cord injury
Journal:SCI Psychosocial Process
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):99, 12, 1, 8-Jan
Study of the perceived sexual health needs of newly injured persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Data are from a survey of 42 newly injured persons just prior to discharge from a model SCI center's inpatient rehabilitation program. Results suggest that inpatients underestimate the impact SCI may have on their ability to function sexually. A gap appeared to exist between participants' perception and the reality of physiological sexual competency. The authors conclude that many newly injured persons with SCI would benefit if sexuality education services and information were provided post-discharge.