Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sexuality after stroke: Patient counseling preferences

I didn't have to worry about this, there was going to be none.
http://search.naric.com/research/rehab/redesign_record.cfm?search=2&type=all&criteria=J67335&phrase=no&rec=123151
NARIC Accession Number: J67335.  What's this?
ISSN: 0963-8288.
Author(s): Stein, Joel; Hillinger, Marni; Clancy, Cait; Bishop, Lauri.
Publication Year: 2013.
Number of Pages: 6.
Abstract: Study examined patient preferences for counseling related to sexuality after stroke. Two hundred sixty-eight patients from a stroke registry were provided an anonymous paper or online survey. Thirty-eight patients completed the survey, which collected demographic information and assessed respondents’ sexual dysfunction, fatigue, depression, and functional independence. In addition, subjects were queried about stroke-related sexual dysfunction and their preferences for counseling and education materials. Most respondents (71 percent) identified sexuality as a moderately to very important issue in their post-stroke rehabilitation. Sexual dysfunction was common, with 47 percent of respondents indicating that their sexual function had declined since the stroke. Eighty-one percent reported receiving insufficient information about sexuality post-stroke, and the majority (60 percent) expressed a preference for receiving counseling regarding sexuality from a physician. A substantial portion (26.5 percent) of patients wanted to receive counseling prior to discharge from a hospital or rehabilitation center, with 71 percent wishing to receive counseling within 1 year post-stroke.

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