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Gerokomos

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MEDINA FERNANDEZ, Isaí Arturo et al. Attitudes towards old age and attitudes towards elderly's sexuality in students and nursing professionals. Gerokomos [online]. 2021, vol.32, n.1, pp.17-21.  Epub 05-Abr-2021. ISSN 1134-928X.

Objetive:

Analyze the relationship between the attitudes towards old age and attitudes towards sexuality of the elderly in nursing professionals and students.

Methodology:

The study incorpórate 212 students and nursing professionals from Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. For the study, it applies the instrument of negative attitudes towards old age in the Mexican population and questionnaire attitudes towards sexuality in old age was analyzed with SPSS v. 22 using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results:

indicate that there is no relationship between attitudes towards old age and the sexuality of the elderly (p = .504), however there are a relationship between age and the stereotypes of physicists and the behaviors associated with old age (p. = .001), as well as attitudes toward the sexuality of the elderly and fear of aging in nursing students (p = .022) and of the age with fear of aging (p = .041) and the fear of intellectual deterioration and / or abandonment in nursing professionals (p = .042).

Conclusion:

It is necessary an intervention to modify the stereotypes in the sample, which will affect better attention care.

Palabras clave : Aged; Attitude of Health Personnel; Attitude; Sexuality.

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