The Gerontologist, Vol 34, Issue 2 256-260, Copyright © 1994 by The Gerontological Society of America
A linkage of knowledge and attitudes toward elderly sexuality: not necessarily a uniform relationship
JL Hillman and G Stricker
Derner Institute, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 11530.
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