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Table 3 Barriers to sexual counseling in patients with myocardial infarction (related to nurses)

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
High density of nursing duties 108 63.9 40 23.7 21 12.4 2.51 0.71
Lack of time for patient education 106 62.7 44 26.1 19 11.2 2.51 0.69
Lack of proper communication between the nurse and the patient 100 59.2 51 30.1 18 10.7 2.49 0.68
Lack of nurse motivation for counseling 86 50.9 53 31.3 30 17.8 2.33 0.76
Nurses’ disbelief on the impact of counseling on treatment 59 34.9 79 46.8 31 18.3 2.17 0.71
Additional processes such as administrative hierarchy 84 49.7 49 29 36 21.3 2.28 0.80
Nurses are not comfortable talking about sex 126 74.6 30 17.7 13 7.7 2.67 0.62
Lack of nurse knowledge on sex issues 100 59.5 47 28 21 12.5 2.47 0.71
Doubt about providing sexual counseling to the patient 117 69.3 32 18.9 20 11.8 2.57 0.70
Lack of experience in sex counseling 121 71.6 32 18.9 16 9.5 2.62 0.65
Uncertainty about the ability to have sex counseling 89 53.3 50 29.9 28 16.8 2.37 0.76
Nurses’ Cultural Beliefs 110 65.5 32 19 26 15.5 2.50 0.75
Total score (Barriers related to the nurses) 29.47 4.95