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Sexual health outcomes of PLISSIT-based counseling versus grouped sexuality education among Iranian women with breast cancer: A randomized clinical trial

(2019) Sexual health outcomes of PLISSIT-based counseling versus grouped sexuality education among Iranian women with breast cancer: A randomized clinical trial. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. ISSN 1468-1994

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Abstract

In-person, individual counseling using the PLISSIT model is a well-known approach to help people with sexual problems. Evidence suggests that Grouped Sexuality Education (GSE) can be as effective as in-person sexuality education. The efficacy of PLISSIT versus GSE has not previously been evaluated in women with Breast Cancer (BC). In this paper, we report on the effect of PLISSIT versus GSE on self-reported sexual behaviors experienced by women after a BC diagnosis (n = 75). The women were randomly allocated into three groups, with 25 women in each arm. Data analysis of the intention-to-treat population (n = 65) revealed efficacy of both GSE and PLISSIT in improving sexual behaviors (p \textless 0.0001) with a positive change in sexual capacity, motivation and performance after 6- and 12-weeks post-intervention follow ups. We found the GSE model showed a greater efficacy than the PLISSIT model. Due to the substantial needs faced by women with cancer and the cost associated with implementing the PLISST model, GSE seems to be more effective. We recommend GSE for Iranian communities where management of sexual problems is at an early stage and where the sexuality of women with cancer is routinely overlooked.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: PLISSIT, sexual health model, breast cancer, Iran, RCT
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Midwifery
Journal or Publication Title: Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Scopus
Quartile : Q4
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2020.1732910
ISSN: 1468-1994
ISBN: 1468-1994
Depositing User: خانم فائزه مظفری
URI: http://repository.zums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5611

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