A topically arranged, annotated bibliography and research guide reviewing the literature to determine the needs of the elderly related to their sexuality.
This literature review was undertaken in order to determine what caregivers needed to know about elderly sexuality, to determine the needs of elderly people related to their sexuality, and to determine how caregivers could best assist them in meeting those needs. In selecting materials to be annotated for this book, the first priority was given to empirical studies. Also included were articles by prominent practitioners and researchers interested in elderly sexuality, literature reviews, and books written for the lay population which are often cited in the professional literature. In addition to seeking knowledge about elderly sexuality and understanding attitudes about sexuality, this literature review sought information about measurement issues and measurement instruments frequently used in research within elderly populations. Also of interest were investigations of educational and training programs involving caregivers.
Series Foreword by Erdman B. Palmore Preface Major Studies Reviews of the Literature and Bibliographies Texts and Chapters in Texts Research Methodology and Measurement Issues Societal Attitudes Toward Elderly Sexuality Caregiver Attitudes Toward Elderly Sexuality Attitudes of the Elderly Toward Sexuality Effects of Aging on Sexuality Sexual Behavior of the Elderly Staff Responses to Sexual Behavior of the Elderly Marriage, Divorce, and Living Arrangements Alternative Life Styles in Old Age Sexual Dysfunction Among the Elderly Impact of Health and Disability on Sexuality AIDS and the Elderly Effects of Training on Caregiver Attitudes and Knowledge Effects of Education, Therapy and Counseling on the Elderly Research Needs and Elderly Sexuality Author Index Subject Index
Reviews This is an excellent guide that will be extremely useful in public and academic libraries. It provides information that is current and challenging, including a sampling of newspaper articles and magazine pieces appearing in the popular press.—AIDS Book Review Journal
Endorsements This...is a healthy, well-digested medline. Any author or new researcher would do well to scan the thoughts of clinicians who went before them. Libraries and internets must use this careful collection of references.—Domeena C. Renshaw, M.D.^LProfessor, Department of Psychiatry^LLoyola University, Chicago
An excellent guide (really a companion) to the literature on this important topic. More than just a computer search print out, the author has reviewed every article. The definitive reference work in this area, a must for anyone with an interest in geriatrics!—Gordon S. Walbroehl^LProfessor in Family Medicine^LWright State University School of Medicine
This massive compilation and abstracting of 457 books, book chapters and articles is absolutely essential for gerontologists, geriatric physicians, and therapists of whatever discipline who work with older people. The abstracts are particularly well done, clearly written, sophisticated, and balanced in tone and content. It's a badly needed and beautifully accomplished contribution to the research literature.—Paul H. Ephross, Ph.D.^LProfessor, School of Social Work^LUniversity of Maryland at Baltimore
Despite the rapidly growing research literature concerned with sexuality and aging, there has not been a single source to which investigators and scholars can go to obtain a broad overview of this literature. Dr. Walker's annotated bibliography provides such a source, and hence renders a valuable service to all who have interest in this topic.—Nathan Kogan, Ph.D.^LProfessor of Psychology, New School for Social Research