The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a structured teaching program on knowledge and behavior regarding the resuming of sexual activity post-myocardial infarction. The effects of the teaching program were mea sured by the "Cardiac Sexual Knowledge and Behavior Inven tory" posttest. This test was administered to the control group prior to attending the planned teaching program. The experimental group attended individualized teaching sessions during the hospitalization period. Subjects in the experi mental group were posttested two to four weeks after their hospital discharge. The cardiac clients and their spouses received three two-hour teaching sessions on resuming sexual activity post-myocardial infarction. The subjects were given the "Cardiac Sexual Knowledge" section of the posttest to measure knowledge and the "Beha vior Inventory" section of the posttest to measure behavior. Comparison of the experimental and control groups' posttests was done using the t-test at the .05 level of significance. The researcher hypothesized that there would be no signifi cant difference in cardiac sexual knowledge or behavior as a result of attending an individualized, six-hour planned teaching program in resuming sexual activity. The statis tical data demonstrated significantly higher differences iv in the experimental group's knowledge, behavior, and combined scores, and the researcher was able to reject the null hypo- thes is.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Mary Patricia Curtis
Williams, Delores, "The Effects of a Sexual Teaching Program With Post-myocardial Infarction Clients" (1983). MSN Research Projects. 222.