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Kathy Hickman - (6/22/2015 12:40:20 PM)
RE:Tool for tracking Sexual Behaviour
Hi Lynda,
I spoke with Valerie Powell, Behavioural Support Systems Coordinator for Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care about your question. She spoke to some of her contacts who had this to say:

I don't know of a specific tool for measuring or tracking sexual behaviour but the DOS could certainly be adapted to track any type of behaviour. If using it I would strongly suggest that the first few ratings or numbers remain so that calm behaviour is also recorded and levels of agitation - as they may be a good indication of any escalated behaviour , including sexual. If done every half hour or hour the DOS will also indicate whether there is a pattern of escalation or if there is a trigger. I would ask the staff to write any triggers or interventions in the margin or box - e.g. time of meds (some Parkinsons meds can increase sexual behaviour)    or visits by family or visits by other residents.

A bigger concern is the response by staff.  The for the area PRC [contact information here - http://brainxchange.ca/Public/Resource-Centre-Topics-A-to-Z/Psychogeriatric-Resource-Consultants.aspx] provide education on sexual behaviour with staff. 

Also Lynda you may want to check our Resource Centre page on Intimacy & Sexuality http://brainxchange.ca/Public/Resource-Centre-Topics-A-to-Z/Intimacy-and-sexuality.aspx

 
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