Objective : This study was aimed at investigating the satisfaction of sexual activity based on the characteristics of stroke patients.
Methods : Sixty patients were used as subjects of this study (male 36, female 24), each of whom had suffered a stroke. The data was collected through a self reporting form and Derogatix Sexual Function Inventory.
Results : The sensation level of the patients showed a significant relation with their satisfaction regarding their sexual activity. The sub-areas of satisfaction of sexual activity showed significant differences based on gender, job, alcohol use, paralysis, sensory ability, and medications used (p<.05). The sub-areas of satisfaction of sexual activity including duration and frequency of sexual activity, comfort after sex, excitement through petting, orgasm, communications, sexual satisfaction with their spouse, interest in sex, variety of sex, and anxiety of sexual capacity show significant sequential relations with sexual satisfaction (p<.05).
Conclusion : Considering the sensory dysfunction and real sexual activity of stroke patients, an exclusive sexual culture and early screening to identify their general and diathesis characteristics will be helpful.