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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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TORRES, Marta; HUMBOLDT, Sofia von  and  LEAL, Isabel. The influence of sexual changes on the sexual satisfaction of the erderly. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2020, vol.21, n.1, pp.90-96. ISSN 1645-0086.

Sexual satisfaction is a key factor in the sexul health and overall well-being of individuals. This empirical study of correlational mixed approach was conducted in non-institutionalized older adults and aimed to analyze the relationship between sexual satisfaction and sexual changes. Method: 123 older adults individuals has participated, 73 women and 50 men, with an average age of 75.8 years (SD = 6.5 years). a) The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), b) a Sociodemographic and Health Questionnaire, c) the New Sexual Satisfaction Scale (NESS) and d) a brief semi-structured interview were used, where its narratives were subjected to content analysis. Results: Four categories of Sexual Changes were generated (Behavioral; Physical/Biophysiological; Non-Normative and Psychosocial). It can be observed that the simple linear regression models of "Sexual Satisfaction" proved to be statistically significant. Discussion: The “Sexual Changes” influence the “Sexual Satisfaction” of the older adults, namely those of positive valence (Psychosocial; Behavioral). This study contributes to the perception of the fundamental work of health psychlogists in understanding and implementing interventions in the area of sexual satisfaction and sexual changes in older adults.

Keywords : Older Adults; Sexuality; Sexual Satisfaction; Sexual Changes.

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