Alicja Rozyk-Myrta*, Andrzej Brodziak, Estera Kolat
Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Applied Sciences in Nysa, Poland
Received Date: December 12, 2020
Publication Date: April 24, 2021
Copyrights: Ró?yk-Myrta A. © (2021).
Citation: Ró?yk-Myrta A. (2021). An Attempt to Assess Nurses’ Competence in Field of Sexual Counseling and Education. Neuro Research. 3(2):10.
Objectives: We try to assess what is the proportion of nurses, who admit that they are "embarrassed by talking with other people about sexuality" and which is their level of sexuality self-awareness. Material and methods:we collected the data from 160 nurses, using our own elaborated, anonymous questionnaire. The respondents were obliged to react also for the statement: "I am embarrassed by talking with other people about sexuality". Other statements of the questionnaire allowed assessing the level of sexual self-awareness of the responders, expressed by so called "Index S", which could take at maximum the value equal to 23. Results: It occurred that the level of sexual self-awareness among nurses, who admitted that they are "embarrassed by talking about sexuality”, is different towards nurses, who are not "embarrassed". This difference is statistically significant (t = 5,40, p < 0,001). Conclusions:The presented results of the conducted survey show that a quarter of examined nurses are reluctant to talk with patients on the subject of sexuality. These nurses have low level of awareness of their own sexuality. It seems, therefore, that only a part of nurses are predisposed to carry out supportive therapy related to sexual problems and conduct sexual education. The question of whether modification of nurses' attitudes in the field of sexual awareness is possible and indicated requires a separate study.
KEYWORDS: Nurse; Sexual counseling; Education; Embarrass