Alencar Marinho, Christielle Lidianne; de Melo Leão, Deuzany Bezerra; Pontes, Juliana Leão; Nunes Apolinário, Ramara Valéria
January 2010
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;1/1/2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p236
Academic Journal
Objective: to investigate the knowledge of young people about sexuality in old age, from their understanding about sexuality and aging. Methods: this is an exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study from camping approach results, performed at the Santo Amaro campus, of the University of Pernambuco, with 33 students, whose data were collected with interviews scripts. This study was approved by the Committee of Ethics in Research of the Pernambuco University (protocol number 198/06). Results: on the other hand, others associated aging hopelessness and death. With regard to sexuality, many limited the meaning of the sexual act, while a minority considered all forms of expressing feelings. In relation to sexuality in the elderly, many saw it as something natural, not running away from the understanding that sexuality is only sex. Conclusion: results showed us the need to discuss the issue in a comprehensive and contextualized within the university, since health professionals in dealing with individuals of different ages need to have an understanding and attitude toward the subject.


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