Sexually transmitted infections: sociodemographic data and risk factors in people with visual impairment

Keywords: Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Risk Factors; Blindness; Sexuality; Nursing.

Abstract

Objective: to identify associations between sociodemographic aspects and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections in people with visual impairment. Methods: a cross-sectional study using an interview with 58 people with severe visual impairment or blindness. The prevalence ratio and Chi-Square and Fisher’s tests were calculated. Results: it was verified the association of risk factors for sexually transmitted infections with the sociodemographic conditions of the participants. Sexual practice was significantly associated with age (p=0.022); the beginning of sexual practice associated with sex (p=0.009); the number of partners at sex (p=0.048) and marital status (p=0.048); the use of condoms during sexual intercourse also to sex (p=0.013) and to marital status (p=0.003). Conclusion: sociodemographic characteristics may interfere with the risk factors for sexually transmitted infections in people with visual impairment.

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Published
2018-12-26
Section
Research Article