This descriptive study was designed to measure knowledge and attitudes toward sexuality of nursing home health care personnel. A researcher-designed test measuring sexual knowledge and attitudes was administered to 72 nursing home employees. These health care providers included registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse's aides. The researcher hypothesized that there would be no significant correlation between the knowledge and attitude scores of nursing home personnel on a test about sexuality in the elderly. Data were analyzed using the Pearson r_ statistic and the findings led to rejection of the null hypothesis. The researcher concluded that the more knowledge about sexuality nursing employees had the more positive the attitudes about sexuality of the elderly.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Dr. Rayma Skinner
Dr. Phyllis W. Werner
Dr. Mary Patricia Curtis
Kirsh, Leola Fielder, "Sexuality and the Elderly: A Study of Knowledge and Attitudes of Health Care Providers in a Nursing Home Setting" (1985). MSN Research Projects. 143.