Effects of depression on sexual activity and sexual satisfaction in heart failure

Victoria Mosack, Elaine E. Steinke, David W. Wright, Cynthia Walker, Mary Medina, Debra K. Moser, Misook L. Chung

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Abstract

Patients with heart failure often suffer from depression. However, little is known about the influence of depression on sexual activity and satisfaction. This secondary analysis of descriptive cross-sectional data study examines the role of depression on sexual activity and sexual satisfaction in heart failure. Results highlight the need for acute care nurses to routinely screen for depression and sexual concerns in HF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-225
Number of pages8
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Heart failure
  • Sexual activity
  • Sexual satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care

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