Hinchliff, S. and Gott, M. (2004) Perceptions of well-being in sexual ill health: what role does age play? Journal of Health Psychology, 9 (5). pp. 649-660. ISSN 1359-1053
This article explores the ways in which age can mediate the impact of sexual health problems on psychological well-being, and reports a qualitative interview study with 69 participants (aged 31–92). Data were analysed using ‘Framework’ and the following themes identified. Participants self-defined their sexual health problems, and these included tiredness, erectile dysfunction and menopause. Older participants reported more physical conditions of a long-term nature and younger participants experienced more shorter-term problems. The effect these had on the sufferer varied with regard to perceived aetiology and longevity of the problem, for instance older participants perceived some problems as age-related which buffered impact on well-being. The findings are discussed in relation to their implications for health care and policy development.
|Keywords:||ageing, impact, psychological well-being, sexual health|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Dr Sharron Hinchliff|
|Date Deposited:||19 Apr 2010 08:47|
|Last Modified:||15 Sep 2014 04:07|