Health> Vol.5 No.11B, November 2013

The effects of comprehensive nursing interventions on sexual functions in young and middle-aged patients with coronary stent implantation

ABSTRACT

Objective: To study the effects of comprehensive nursing interventions on sexual functions in young and middle-aged patients with coronary stent implantation. Methods: 96 cases of coronary stent implantation were randomly divided into control group and intervention group (experimental group) with each group of 48 cases. The control group received the routine nursing measures after the coronary stent implantation and the experimental group was treated by the comprehensive nursing interventions such as psychological nursing, education of sexual knowledge, playing the full enthusiasm of spouse and appropriate exercise therapy on basis of the routine nursing measures. The two groups were given the questionnaire of brief male sexual function questionnaire (BSFI), Chinese patients with premature ejaculation sexual function score (C-ISFPE) and the international index of erectile function (IIEF-5). The scores of BSFI, C-ISFPE and IIEF-5 were compared between the two groups. Results: There were 29 cases who were satisfied with sexual life on the whole (≤1), 26 cases with different degrees of premature ejaculation symptoms and 21 cases with erectile dysfunctions, which were respectively 27.08%, 30.2% and 21.87% of the total number. The scores of BSFI, C-ISFPE and IIEF-5 inthe experimental group were significantly increased after the interventions (P < 0.05). The BSFI scores of the experimental group were significantly higher than those of the control group (P < 0.05) and the C-ISFPE and IIEF-5 scores in the two groups were significantly different (P < 0.05). Conclusions: The comprehensive nursing interventions can effectively improve the sexual functions and enhance the quality of life of young and middle-aged patients with coronary stent implantation.

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Zhang, H. , Zhu, G. and Chen, J. (2013) The effects of comprehensive nursing interventions on sexual functions in young and middle-aged patients with coronary stent implantation. Health, 5, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.511A2001.

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