Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Translating knowledge into practice: content analysis of online resources about sexual difficulties for individuals with traumatic brain injury

Moreno, Jhon Alexander; das Nair, Roshan

Authors

Jhon Alexander Moreno

ROSHAN NAIR Roshan.dasnair@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology



Abstract

For many individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), the Internet is the only available source of information regarding their sexual problems following TBI. This study aimed to evaluate the content and the quality of patient or carer information that is readily available on the Internet about specific aspects of sexuality after TBI. A purposive (non-exhaustive) sample of eight leaflets available on the Internet related to sexuality following TBI was analysed using content analysis. Decreased desire was reported as the main sexual difficulty following TBI (87.5%), followed by inappropriate sexual behaviour (62.5%). Among the strategies to overcome these difficulties, all leaflets recommended seeking help from healthcare professionals; 42.8% were centred on the carer or the family, and only 28.5% was directly addressed to the individual with TBI. The information available overemphasises disinhibition, underscores other aspects of sexuality (e.g. sexual risk and inability to fantasise), and is conceived mainly for carers and families. A bias assuming that most individuals with TBI are involved in a romantic relationship was also present. Adolescents, women, older people, single people, and non-heterosexual individuals were not adequately represented. There is a need for Internet resources to provide specific recommendations for these groups.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 2, 2015
Journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Print ISSN 1468-1994
Electronic ISSN 1468-1749
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 4
Pages 448-461
APA6 Citation Moreno, J. A., & das Nair, R. (2015). Translating knowledge into practice: content analysis of online resources about sexual difficulties for individuals with traumatic brain injury. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 30(4), 448-461. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2015.1039937
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2015.1039937
Keywords Online resources, Traumatic brain injury, Sexuality, Sexual rehabilitation, Internet
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2015.1039937
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....cope&journalCode=csmt20

Files

Translating knowledge into practice_ content analysis of online resources about sexual difficulties in TBI AAM.pdf (572 Kb)
PDF

Copyright Statement
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf





You might also like



Downloadable Citations

;