Risky sexual behaviors of schizophrenic patients: A single center study in Ethiopia, 2018

Biruk Negash, Bethlehem Asmamewu, Wondale Getinet Alemu

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Abstract

Objective: Identify factors related to risky sexual behavior can facilitate health care providers to approach programs that improve quality of services provided to the patient service. The aim of study to assess the prevalence of risky sexual behaviors and associated factors among schizophrenia patient at Amanuel Mental specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2019. Result: A total of four hundred twenty-nine participants were interviewed with a response rate of 97.05%. The prevalence of risky sexual behavior was 39.4% (95% CI 34.3, 43.6). In the multivariate logistic regression, being male sex (AOR = 3.78 (1.94, 7.38)), patients in age group between 18 and 24 (AOR = 4.85 (1.73, 13.6)), current use of alcohol (AOR = 1.86 (1.049, 3.32)), place of residence (AOR = 6.22 (2.98, 12.98)), positive symptom (AOR = 3.01 (1.55, 5.84)) were associated with risky sexual behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number635
Number of pages6
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ethiopia
  • Psychosis
  • Risky sexual behavior
  • Schizophrenia

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