J Caring Sci. 2018;7(2):83-88.
doi: 10.15171/jcs.2018.013
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The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Consultation on Sexual Function among Women:A Randomized Clinical Trial

The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Consultation on Sexual Function among Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Narges Babakhani, Masumeh Taravati, Zahra Masoumi, Maryam Garousian, Javad Faradmal, Arezoo Shayan *

1 1Department Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2 2Department Midwifery, Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3 3Fatemieh Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
4 4Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
5 5Department Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Chronic Diseases (Home Care) Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Sexual dysfunction is one of the commonest causes of family breakdown. In recent years, various approaches have been proposed to resolve this conflict. Given the negative effects of sexual dysfunction on women and its complications, the present study was carried out in order to examine the effect of cognitive-behavioral consultation on sexual function among women who had referred to health centers in Hamadan. Method:The present study was a randomized clinical trial including two groups, a pretest, and a posttest. It focused on 198 qualified women who had referred to selected health centers of Hamadan in 2016. The intervention group received four 2-hour sessions of cognitive-behavioral group consultation. The required data were collected using a questionnaire of demographic characteristics and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI). To analyze the collected data, SPSS 21.0 was employed; t-test was used for independent samples. ANCOVA was also utilized. Significance level was set at 0.05. Results: The results of the present study showed that the two groups were not significantly different in terms of mean pretest scores in all domain, except for sexual satisfaction and total sexual function .However, after cognitive-behavioral consultation sessions, the intervention group experienced a significant increase in all behavioral domains and total sexual function compared to the control group (p<0.001). Conclusion:Cognitive-behavioral consultation among women can play a positive and effective role in improving sexual relationships. Therefore, the effectiveness of this type of consultation can be confirmed with more certainty
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Submitted: 01 Mar 2017
Revised: 20 Oct 2017
Accepted: 10 Dec 2017
First published online: 10 Dec 2017
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