Sexuality experiences in adult patients diagnosed with leukemia and undergoing chemotherapy

Carolina Pineda Gutiérrez, Dora Isabel Giraldo Montoya, Hernando Restrepo Payán

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    Main objective: to describe sexuality experiences in adult leukemia patients undergoing chemotherapy. Methodology: exploratory qualitative study of phenomenological trend, with eight participants and two in-depth interviews with each one. The analysis consisted in gathering information and tracking topics. It aimed at grasping the essence, encouraging new topics, and delving into the meaning of the experience. It was approved by the Ethics Committee. Main results: three analytical topics emerged: (1) relationships are strengthened, (2) sexual desire is inhibited due to the disease, and (3) there is a need for information on sexuality. Main conclusion: sexuality is expressed in interpersonal relationships and family interactions. Sexual desire is inhibited because there are other priorities. It is necessary that healthcare professionals provide their patients with relevant information on sexuality.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Número de artículoe12590e
    PublicaciónIndex de Enfermeria
    EstadoPublicada - 2020

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