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Table 2 Barriers to sexual counseling in patients with myocardial infarction (related to Patient)

From: Iranian nurses’ perspective of barriers to sexual counseling for patients with myocardial infarction

Statements related to barriers agree Disagree No idea score
N % N % N % M SD
Short hospital stay 89 52.7 44 26 36 21.3 2.31 0.80
Lack of time for training 91 53.8 60 35.5 18 10.7 2.43 0.68
Cultural differences between patient and nurse 139 82.2 17 10.1 13 7.7 2.75 0.59
Patient’s unwillingness to discuss sexual issues 129 76.3 18 10.7 22 13 2.63 0.70
Having or not having a companion 82 48.5 47 27.8 40 23.7 2.25 0.82
Social status of the patient 132 78.1 21 12.4 16 9.5 2.69 0.64
Patient age 127 75.1 17 10.1 25 14.8 2.60 0.73
Patient distrust of nurse to discuss sexual concerns 117 69.2 24 14.2 28 16.6 2.53 0.76
Fear of confidentiality 131 77.5 21 12.4 17 10.1 2.67 0.65
The veil of patients 148 87.6 12 7.1 9 5.3 2.82 0.50
Religious and religious reasons for the patient 151 89.3 7 4.2 11 6,5 2.83 0.52
Not asking the patient about sexual issues. 143 84.6 12 7.1 14 8,3 2.76 0.59
Patient’s negative attitude about discussing sex 138 81.7 8 4.7 23 13.6 2.68 0.70
Total score (Barriers related to the patient) 33.96 5.57