Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate sexual life in men after stroke Methods: The subjects were 60 post-stroke patients who visited a convalescent center for disabled people in Seoul, Korea. The subjects were discharged from the hospital and received physical therapy. Six items of sexual relationship were used to measure sexual life after stroke. Results: The most common sexual changes identified after stroke included decline in satisfaction, libido, coital frequency, satisfaction, and ability to perform sexual activities. Only 20.0% of the subjects reported that they discussed sexual life with health professionals. Conclusion: The change in sexual life was perceived as negative effects on their attitude toward sexuality. Some attitudes or improper beliefs that could negatively influence sexual readjustment after stroke nay be corrected through adequate counseling. Nurses should present not only accurate information regarding sexual concerns but also they can provide health education and sexual counseling in their practice.
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