A linkage of knowledge and attitudes toward elderly sexuality: Not necessarily a uniform relationship

Jennifer L. Hillman, George Strieker

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Abstract

A critical review of the literature regarding individuals’ knowledge and their attitudes toward elderly sexuality is presented. A generally positive relationship was discovered between various age cohorts’ depth of knowledge and their permissiveness of attitudes. However, some health care providers demonstrated a negative relationship between their knowledge and attitudes. In future studies, the use of a moderator methodology, rather than seeking a uniform relationship, appears essential in order to understand discrepant findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalGerontologist
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1994

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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