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Sexuality Attitudes and Beliefs Survey (SABS): Validation of the Instrument for the Spanish Nursing Students

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Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC) Integrated Researcher, Nursing Department, University of Evora, 7000-811 Evora, Portugal
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School Nurse, Public School, Cuidad de Nara, Avenida Francia 8, 45005 Toledo, Spain
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Faculty of Physiotherapy and Nursing, Campus de Toledo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), 45071 Toledo, Spain
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School of Health Sciences, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA 98119, USA
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Academic Editor: Ana Cristina Santos
Healthcare 2021, 9(3), 294; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030294
Received: 10 January 2021 / Revised: 2 March 2021 / Accepted: 3 March 2021 / Published: 8 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sexual and Gender Diversity in Healthcare Provision)
Patient sexuality is a fundamental subject in nursing student’s education. However, beliefs about patient sexuality can influence the care offered. The aim of this psychometric study was to describe the validation process and the psychometrics properties of the Sexuality Attitudes and Beliefs Survey (SABS) for Spanish nursing students. The convenience sample was 283 nursing students from a state university in Spain. Participants ranged from 18 to 30 years (M = 19.66; SD = 1.85). Data collection happened in 2019–2020. The translation, back translation and adaptation to Spanish was discussed and refined, ensuring the semantic, idiomatic and conceptual meaning of the items. The psychometric properties were assessed through analysis of validity and reliability. The Cronbach’s alpha for the final version of 12 items was 0.65. Although it has low reliability, the Spanish version of the SABS seems to be a valid and useful tool to measure nursing students’ beliefs about patient sexuality. In addition, it can be a resource for the assessment of the ability of Spanish nursing faculty in engaging topics involving the student’s vision of patient sexuality. View Full-Text
Keywords: sexuality; nurse; student; professor; health education; university; care; holistic sexuality; nurse; student; professor; health education; university; care; holistic
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Aguiar Frias, A.M.; Soto-Fernandez, I.; Mota de Sousa, L.M.; Gómez-Cantarino, S.; Ferreira Barros, M.d.L.; Bocos-Reglero, M.J.; Aaberg, V.; Caldeira, E.; Sim-Sim, M. Sexuality Attitudes and Beliefs Survey (SABS): Validation of the Instrument for the Spanish Nursing Students. Healthcare 2021, 9, 294. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030294

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Aguiar Frias AM, Soto-Fernandez I, Mota de Sousa LM, Gómez-Cantarino S, Ferreira Barros MdL, Bocos-Reglero MJ, Aaberg V, Caldeira E, Sim-Sim M. Sexuality Attitudes and Beliefs Survey (SABS): Validation of the Instrument for the Spanish Nursing Students. Healthcare. 2021; 9(3):294. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030294

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Aguiar Frias, Ana M., Irene Soto-Fernandez, Luís M. Mota de Sousa, Sagrario Gómez-Cantarino, Maria d.L. Ferreira Barros, Maria J. Bocos-Reglero, Vicki Aaberg, Ermelinda Caldeira, and Margarida Sim-Sim. 2021. "Sexuality Attitudes and Beliefs Survey (SABS): Validation of the Instrument for the Spanish Nursing Students" Healthcare 9, no. 3: 294. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030294

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