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Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica

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MUNOZ GARCIA, Victoria Eugenia et al. Sexual behaviour in haemodialysis patients in Melilla. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp.113-118. ISSN 1139-1375.

Sexual dysfunction disorders are not infrequent in people with Terminal Chronic Renal Insufficiency undergoing dialysis. Our aim was to find out the sexual behaviour in haemodialysis patients in Melilla, and determine whether they suffered any sexual alteration or dysfunction. This is a transversal descriptive study carried out on a sample of 38 patients. The data were compiled on a questionnaire prepared for this purpose which was submitted to the opinion of experts and was tranlated into Arabic due to the language barrier. The results show that 57.89% are women and 42.10% are men. The average age is around 40 in men and 70 in women. Sex drive has fallen in 56.25% of the men and 31.8% of the women since they have been on haemodialysis. The reduction in libido affects women more than men. 75% of the men would be willing to treat the sexual dysfunction and 37.5% list the psychological factor as the cause.

Keywords : Sexuality; Sexual dysfunction; Libido; Haemodialysis.

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