Subjects -> DISABILITY (Total: 100 journals)
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Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Aequitas : Revue de Développement Humain, Handicap et Changement Social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
African Journal of Disability     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
ALTER - European Journal of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 65)
Aphasiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Assistive Technology: The Official Journal of RESNA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Audiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Audiology - Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Audiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 347)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Autism in Adulthood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
British Journal of Learning Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 100)
British Journal of Special Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
British Journal of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Disability Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Deafness & Education International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
Disability & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88)
Disability and Health Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Disability Compliance for Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Disability Studies Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Distúrbios da Comunicação     Open Access  
Early Popular Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Health Expectations     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Hearing, Balance and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Inclusion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Indian Journal of Cerebral Palsy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
Intellectual Disability Australasia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Audiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Developmental Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal on Disability and Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal for Healthcare Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Aging and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 94)
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Disability & Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Disability Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Gerontological Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Intellectual Disability - Diagnosis and Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Journal of Policy and Practice In Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 91)
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Learning Disabilities : A Multidisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Learning Disability Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Mental Health Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Music and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Physical Disabilities : Education and Related Services     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Pró-Fono Revista de Atualização Científica     Open Access  
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Espaço     Open Access  
Revista Española de Discapacidad     Open Access  
Revista Médica Internacional sobre el Síndrome de Down     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Revue francophone de la déficience intellectuelle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Sexuality and Disability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Siglo Cero. Revista Española sobre Discapacidad Intelectual     Open Access  
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Speech Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Stigma and Health     Full-text available via subscription  
Stigma Research and Action     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Stress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Technical Aid to the Disabled Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Technology and Disability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Topics in Language Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Visual Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Visual Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Visual Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Visual Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Sexuality and Disability
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Number of Followers: 17  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1573-6717 - ISSN (Online) 0146-1044
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  • An Occupational Therapy Approach to Sexuality in People with Acquired
           Brain Injury in a Subacute Setting
    • Abstract: Abstract To analyze if people with acquired brain injury in sub-acute situation, as well as their relatives and/or partners, consider relevant the approach to sexuality during their Occupational Therapy intervention. This study presents a qualitative design with a phenomenological approach. Twelve participants were interviewed: eight people with acquired brain injury, two relatives and two partners who agreed to participate. The information has been collected through interviews. According to the interviews, the following categories have emerged: changes and everyday life, the taboo of sex and its relation to gender and the relevance of counselling. Participants consider sexuality as another activity of daily living, which has been modified due to acquired brain injury. Not only does the taboo of sex condition the subject, but it is also influenced by the individual’s gender. In addition, the counselling by the professionals involved in the rehabilitation process is the main intervention claimed by the participants of this study. The participants consider sexuality as an activity of daily living. Therefore, the occupational therapist who follows the holistic conception of the people must consider sexuality in the intervention process.
      PubDate: 2021-01-15
       
  • Public Opinion on the Sexuality of People with Intellectual Disabilities:
           A Review of the Literature
    • Abstract: Abstract People with intellectual disabilities (PID) experience the same range of sexual thoughts, feelings, desires, and activities as anyone else. However, the public’s view, especially about stereotypes, is noticeable to have an impact on sexuality and people with disabilities, thereby influencing the population which includes the families of PID, healthcare professionals, and policymakers. This review aims to analyze the opinions of public, family of PID or care staff on the sexuality of PID and the methodology applied. Eleven quantitative peer-reviewed papers were identified. Participants’ attitude could be evaluated as a binary classification of either “Restrictive” or “Acceptance” in four aspects. Demographic background and the conditions of the PID were found to have an influence on people’s attitudes. People acknowledge that PID are not asexual but generally the public holds a more accepting attitude towards the sexuality of PID when compare with family of PID or care staff. Further research on this attitude gap is particularly essential, as this will contribute valuable information and provide insight to policymakers on handling the social, legal and ethical concerns about the sexuality of PID.
      PubDate: 2021-01-11
       
  • Utilizing the Delphi Method to Assess Issues of Sexuality for Men Living
           with Spinal Cord Injury
    • Abstract: Abstract This study investigated the physical and psychological issues of sexuality for men after spinal cord injury and identified areas of top concern. Using the Delphi Method, a panel of expert judges (twenty men with spinal cord injury [SCI], C3-T12, age 26–59) completed a series of three questionnaires in an attempt to reach a consensus on previously identified issues. It was agreed that SCI affects physical and psychosocial aspects of sexuality and that sexual support is limited for exploring sexuality post-SCI. Additionally, insight into the social constructs of masculinity, gender roles, body image and disability and their influence on the sexual experiences of this population is provided. Enhancing patient, healthcare provider and societal awareness of sexuality for men after spinal cord injury should be an immediate area of focus to improve sexual and overall quality of life for this population.
      PubDate: 2021-01-07
       
  • Anxiety Levels and Sexual Functions of Patients Performing Clean
           Intermittent Catheterization
    • Abstract: Abstract Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) is an effective and reliable catheterization method widely used to ensure bladder management. However, pain or discomfort that is commonly seen during catheterization in individuals performing CIC may lead to anxiety and changes in many activities of daily living, particularly in sexual function. The aim of this study was to determine the anxiety levels and sexual functions of patients performing CIC and the relationship between. This descriptive study included a total of 102 patients performing CIC who were followed at a urology outpatient clinic of a state hospital. Data were collected by using Structured Information Form, Visual Analog Scale (VAS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Female Sexual Function Scale (FSFI) and International Erectile Function Index-5 (IIEF-5). Statistical analyses were performed using descriptive statistical methods, Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient and Regression Analysis. Mood scores (VAS) of the patients were 6.56 ± 1.52. The mean IIEF-5 score was 8.47 ± 4.59 in male patients and the mean FSFI score was 17.62 ± 6.2 in female patients. Erectile dysfunction was found in 73.47% of male patients and sexual dysfunction was present in 64.15% of female patients. The STAI-1 score was found to have a negative moderate correlation with IIEF-5 and FSFI scores (p ≤ 0.05). Furthermore, evaluation of the factors related to sexual dysfunction showed that smoking, female sex, anxiety level, duration of CIC, mood and wheelchair use increased the probability of developing sexual dysfunction. Determining the anxiety and sexual function levels of individuals performing CIC, prioritizing the factors that may affect sexual function, and using appropriate therapeutic approaches are thought to be able to increase the individual's adaptation and have a positive effect on their sexual lives.
      PubDate: 2021-01-07
       
  • Comparison of the Effects of the PLISSIT Model Versus the Sexual Health
           Model on Quality of Life Among Women with Breast Cancer
    • Abstract: Introduction The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of individual therapy (PLISSIT Model) versus group therapy (Sexual Health Model) on the quality of life of Iranian women with breast cancer. Methods Three-arm parallel-group randomized controlled trial conducted on 75 women with breast cancer attended to Mehraneh Charity Center in Zanjan in 2015–2016. The participants were allocated into three groups of the PLISSIT model, the SHM, and a routine care group. The study tool included demographic checklist and quality of life questionnaire, which completed by all groups at baseline, 6, and 12 weeks follow-ups. Data were analyzed using chi-square, ANOVA, Kruskal–Wallis, and Friedman tests. Results At the baseline, there were no significant differences in dimensions of quality of life between the three groups. Also, at 6 and 12 weeks follow-ups, almost all dimensions of the quality of life in all groups improved significantly (all Ps < 0.001). However, there were no significant differences between the three groups at these phases. Conclusion The study revealed that both the PLISSIT Model and grouped SHM have similar effects on improving the quality of life of women. There was not enough evidence of the superiority of one model over another.
      PubDate: 2021-01-03
       
  • “It tingled as if we had gone through an anthill.” Young People with
           Intellectual Disability and Their Experiences with Relationship, Sexuality
           and Contraception
    • Abstract: Abstract In summary, literature shows that people with intellectual disability tend to have less and later sexual experience than persons without disability. They have limited opportunities to meet potential partners but the same human need for intimate romantic relationships. The sample included 42 people with mild to moderate intellectual disability between 14 and 25 years. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in schools and sheltered workshops. The interview guide was translated in easy to read language. The interviews were evaluated with the qualitative content analysis. Most of the respondents have had a relationship and met their partners in professional and school context. Their contacts are reduced to the encounters there. One third have had intercourse experience. Difficulty existed in the search for an undisturbed place and partner selection. A large part of women take hormonal long-acting reversible contraception. The sexual lives of young people with intellectual disability are still partly restricted due to a lack of access. More inclusive activities should be offered and provided with an appropriate retreat for togetherness. Applicable graphic informational material and sex education on sexuality, relationship and contraception is required in easy language.
      PubDate: 2021-01-02
       
  • Retrospective and Current Peer Victimization in College Students with
           Disabilities: Examining the Intersectionality of Sexual Orientation and
           Gender
    • Abstract: Abstract The present, exploratory study examined retrospective and current peer victimization in a multi-university sample of 58 college students with disabilities, 18 (31%) of whom identified as sexual minorities. Fifty-seven participants reported peer victimization during childhood, and approximately half reported experiencing peer victimization in the past 2 months. Students who identified as sexual minorities reported more retrospective victimization but current victimization did not differ between the two groups. Current and retrospective peer victimization were significantly correlated with present psychological distress. Professionals who work with students with disabilities should be aware of the high prevalence of peer victimization and its psychological correlates in this population.
      PubDate: 2021-01-02
       
  • The Effect of Exercise on Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Interest for
           Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
    • Abstract: Abstract Many studies on spinal cord injury and sexuality have been conducted over the years. However, to date, no one has studied the influence of exercise on sexuality for individuals with spinal cord injury. This project examined the impact of an 8-week exercise intervention on sexual interest and sexual satisfaction for individuals with SCI. Participants were surveyed prior to the exercise intervention (pre-test), after the 8-week intervention (post-test), and at 3 month follow up. There was little change between the three time-points which may indicate that exercise does not impact sexual interest and sexual satisfaction for individuals with SCI. Further research on the subject is needed.
      PubDate: 2020-12-01
       
  • The Relationship Between Hopelessness and Sexual Problems in Spinal Cord
           Injury
    • Abstract: Abstract This study aims to determine the sexual problems of the patients with spinal cord injury and to analyze the relationship between these problems and the hopelessness levels of the patients. This descriptive cross-sectional study, which employed a mixed method (qualitative and quantitative) was conducted on 53 inpatients at a physical therapy and rehabilitation hospital in Turkey. Questionnaire on Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics, Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale, Beck Hopelessness Scale and Semi-Structured Interview Form on Sexuality and Hopelessness were used for data collection. Statements of the participants on sexuality and hopelessness were grouped under five themes: perception of sexuality, factors increasing sexual satisfaction, sexual problems, future expectations and expectations from health personnel. Sexual problems and hopelessness levels of female participants were higher (p < .05). Hopelessness levels of male participants increased as their sexual drive and arousal increased (p < .05). Finally, patients that did not consult health professionals for sexual problems had lower expectations from the future (p < .05). Hopelessness levels of the male participants with spinal court injury was lower than their female counterparts. They had hopes for treatment and the possibility of walking. This may be related with the fact that health professionals prioritized treatment and rehabilitation over sexual life.
      PubDate: 2020-12-01
       
  • Views and Experiences of Sex, Sexuality and Relationships Following Spinal
           Cord Injury: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis of the
           Qualitative Literature
    • Abstract: Abstract Research examining the effects of spinal cord injury on sexuality has largely focused on physiological functioning and quantification of dysfunction following injury. This paper reports a systematic review of qualitative research that focused on the views and experiences of people with spinal cord injury on sex and relationships. The review addressed the following research question: What are the views and experiences of people with spinal cord injury of sex, sexuality and relationships following injury' Five databases were relevant and employed in the review: CINAHL (1989–2016 only), PsychInfo, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science, for research published between 1 January 1980 and 30 November 2019. After removing duplicates, 257 records remained and were screened using a two-stage approach to inclusion and quality appraisal. Following screening, 27 met the criteria for inclusion and are reported in the paper. The review includes studies from fifteen countries across five continents. Two main approaches to data analysis summary and thematic synthesis were undertaken to analyze the qualitative data reported in the papers. The analysis revealed four main themes: sexual identity; significant and generalized others, sexual embodiment; and; sexual rehabilitation and education.
      PubDate: 2020-12-01
       
  • An Underestimated Human Need After Renal Transplantation: Sexuality
    • Abstract: Abstract Sexual health is a subject that can generally be overlooked in follow-up examinations after transplantation. The aim of this study was to determine the perceptions of sexuality and sexual health care requirements of patients following kidney transplantation. The data were examined of 98 patients who underwent renal transplantation in the Nephrology Polyclinic between May and October 2019. The data were collected using a data collection form prepared by the researchers with the benefit of previous literature. The data obtained were evaluated using percentages, mean and standard deviation values and the Chi-square test. The patients comprised 57.1% males and 42.9% females with a mean age of 42.2 ± 12.09 years (range 21–71 years), Following transplantation, 52% of the patients reported an improvement in the quality of sex life, 79.6% an increase in sexual desire, and 70.5% an increase in sexual satisfaction. We determined that 52.0% of the patients could not comfortably ask healthcare personnel about sex-life-related problems. Sexuality after transplantation was stated to have had an effect on sex life. The researchers also found that support of the spouse and a change in the relationship with the spouse affected sex life after transplantation. We determined that the sex lives of both male and female patients were affected after renal transplantation. Despite problems related to sexual functioning in the period after renal transplantation, there was seen to be a need for information and counselling about sexual problems by all the patients, regardless of gender.
      PubDate: 2020-12-01
       
  • Sexual Life Under the Shadow of Multiple Sclerosis in Women: A Qualitative
           Study in Iran
    • Abstract: Abstract Sexual life of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex and challenging process that is often impaired under the influence of the disease and its neurological, physical and psychosocial complications. Nevertheless, this issue is often neglected. The present study was conducted in Iran to explain sexual life in women with MS and the perception and experience of these women with their sexual life. Eighteen subjects participating in the present qualitative study included 13 women with MS aged 18–50 years presenting to Iran MS Society and 5 key informants. Eligible candidates were selected using purposive sampling with maximum variation. The data were collected by conducting in-depth semi-structured interviews until data saturation was achieved. The data were analyzed in MAXQDA10 using the conventional content analysis based on the approach proposed by Graneheim and Lundman. Three themes and seven categories emerged from analyzing the data. The themes included (1) “declining quality and quantity of sexual relationships” with three categories of “poor sexual function”, “reductions in the frequency of sex” and “fear of recurrence of negative sexual experiences”, (2) “self-neglect in sexual relationships” with two categories of “priority of the spouse in sexual relationships” and “renouncing one’s own rights in sexual relationships” and (3) “low sexual self-efficacy” with two categories of “low sexual self-confidence” and “belief in inability in sexual relationships”. This study highlighted the concern that MS and related complications can significantly and negatively lower the quality and quantity of sexual relationships in women with MS. These women neglect themselves in their sexual life, and experience low sexual self-efficacy. Including these factors in the design and implementation of comprehensive and multidisciplinary interventions appears helpful in promoting the sexual life of these women during their treatment.
      PubDate: 2020-12-01
       
  • From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability: A Time to Pause, Reflect,
           Appreciate, Learn, Share Feelings and Support
    • PubDate: 2020-10-24
       
  • Professional Educational Opportunities
    • PubDate: 2020-10-24
       
  • The Practices, Orientation, Satisfaction, and Sexual Response in Men with
           Spinal Cord Injury
    • Abstract: Abstract In several spinal injuries, motor impairments significantly compromise the individual's activities. Thus, in an individual with a spinal cord injury (SCI) some sexual mechanisms are compromised, such as erectile capacity, ejaculation, semen quality, orgasm, fertility, and psychological changes. To understand the sexuality and the personal history of sexual function of the individual is crucial, since the recovery of sexual function is reported as a priority by individual with an SCI. So, the aim of this study was to investigate the practices, orientation, satisfaction, and sexual response in men with spinal cord injury (SCI). This is a cross-sectional study. The Human Sexuality Questionnaire LM (LM-QSH) was used to compare the responses before and after an SCI. The paired t-test was used to compare responses before and after the SCI. After SCI, it was observed that 94%, of men maintained an active sex life, with 50% having sex ≤ 1 time per week. After SCI individuals reported greater pleasure in the mouth, neck, and ears, and there was a reduction in sexual responses. Of men reporting, 90% made medium to large sexual adjustments, both physically and psychologically. The results of the present study demonstrated that men with SCI maintained an active sex life and unchanged sexual desire. Most of men with SCI were not advised about physical and psychological sexual adjustments when adapting to sex, both physical and emotional.
      PubDate: 2020-10-20
       
  • Sexual Life Quality and Marital Adjustment in Women With and Without
           Diabetes
    • Abstract: Abstract This study was conducted to assess the correlation between the sexual life quality and marital adjustment of women with diabetes. This study was designed as a descriptive cross-sectional study which was conducted at a hospital’s internal diseases outpatient clinic located in the southeast of Turkey. The sample consisted of 124 type-2 diabetes mellitus patients and 124 healthy individuals with similar socio-demographic characteristics. A questionnaire form, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) and the Sexual Life Quality Scale were applied to all the women with and without diabetes. Frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation, as well as Mann–Whitney U Test, Kruskal Wallis test, Student’s t-test, one-way analysis of variance and regression analysis, were used for the data analysis process. The mean scores from SLQ were 50.22 ± 9.35 in the patient group and 90.68 ± 2.9 in the control group, and the difference between the two groups was statistically significant (p = 0.000). The mean scores from DAS were 88.68 ± 15.07 in the patient group and 102.29 ± 12.46 in the control group, and the difference between the two groups was statistically significant in DAS and all its subscales except for the dyadic consensus subscale (p < 0.05). According to the results of the linear regression analysis conducted to predict marital adjustment in women with diabetes, increased sexual life quality (B = 0.684, p < .05) contributed significantly to prediction of increased dyadic adjustment. This study emphasized the correlation between sexual life and dyadic adjustment in women with diabetes and their partners as well as the necessity to include the partners in the care of women with diabetes.
      PubDate: 2020-10-13
       
  • Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction Among Greek MS Patients
    • Abstract: Abstract Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can complicate the lifelong course of sexual development and the ways in which one defines and expresses one’s sexuality. The aim of the present study was to register, examine and categorize sexual dysfunction (SD) among Greek patients with MS. 866 individuals, all Greek MS patients members of MS societies all over Greece completed the Greek version of MSISQ-15 along with demographic data. The sample of 866 participants was composed by 66.5% of women and 33.5% of men. SD was present in both sexes in high levels with women having higher scores in Primary SD and men having higher scores in the other two subscales. For the case of Primary SD there was a collective significant effect between Gender, Age and duration of MS, and prevalence of SD. The same stands for the case of Secondary SD. In the case of the Tertiary SD, Gender was the only significant predictor of prevalence of SD. Results of the regression model for the total Score of SD revealed a significant positive relation between Age and MS Duration with the prevalence of SD. Also, there was a strong negative effect on prevalence of SD moderated by Age and MS Duration. SD is present in Greek MS patients in high rates in both sexes with age, MS duration and gender being the main predictors. Awareness of SD in patients with MS is essential for successful evaluation and management. Clinicians working with MS should proactively ask their patients about their sexual life in order to provide suggestions and solutions about these issues or a referral to a sex specialist.
      PubDate: 2020-10-12
       
  • Parental Support for Sexuality Education and Expression Among Adults with
           an Intellectual Disability
    • Abstract: Abstract Sexuality expression and experiences are an often-ignored component of health and well-being for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). Adults with ID have gaps in their sexuality education, and experience restrictions from parents and caregivers exploring their sexuality. However, parental control does not deter adults with ID from desiring sexual experiences, and instead often leads to secretive and potentially exploitative relationships. Although this pattern is clear, we lack an understanding of the impact of parental attitudes on sexuality education and expression for adults with ID. The current study examines parental experiences attending to sexuality education and sexuality expression for adults with ID compared to their typically developing adult siblings. A mixed methods design was used including an online survey with 50 parents nationwide, and follow-up phone/video conferencing interviews with a subset of 20 parents. Findings from this study indicate that parents are more engaged with adults with ID and struggle to determine the appropriate level of sexuality education they should be providing to individuals with ID. Findings add to our understanding of the important role of the parent, and provides insight into training to support parents as they navigate these experiences.
      PubDate: 2020-10-04
       
  • Evaluation of Sexual Life in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer Undergoing
           Radiotherapy
    • Abstract: Abstract This study examined the sexual quality of life and associated factors in patients with gynecological cancer undergoing radiotherapy. This prospective study was conducted in the Radiation Oncology Clinic of a Training and Research Hospital between August 2018 and April 2019. The study sample consisted of 40 female patients with gynecological cancer who received radiotherapy. Data were collected using a questionnaire form, the scale of sexual quality of life, and Edmonton symptom assessment scale. The forms were completed during radiotherapy and 3 months after the completion of radiotherapy. The most frequent symptoms during radiotherapy were reported as frequent urination (97.5%) and tiredness (78.1%). Nausea, lack of appetite, wellbeing, and skin problems significantly reduced after radiotherapy (p ≤ 0.001). The mean score of the scale of sexual quality of life did not differ significantly during and after radiotherapy. Diagnosis time and symptoms of depression affected sexuality during radiotherapy. Sexual quality of life was affected by concurrent chemoradiotherapy, tiredness and wellbeing symptoms after radiotherapy (p ≤ 0.05). The majority of patients reported an influence on sexual intercourse with their spouses; however, sexual problems were not an issue because of the support given by their spouses. Radiotherapy was found to affect the sexual quality of life in patients with gynecological cancer. We suggested that practices related to improving the sexual quality of life should be included in the functions of oncology nurses.
      PubDate: 2020-09-27
       
  • Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Abstract: Abstract Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IDB) may have higher levels of sexual dysfunction than the general population. We aimed to study the prevalence of sexual disorders in a sample of Brazilian male and female patients with IDB and its association with depression, epidemiological and clinical data. This was a cross sectional study of 192 individuals (40 females with IDB, 40 males with IDB and 112 healthy controls). Male patients and controls answered the IIEF-5 (International Index of Erectile Function-5) and female patients the FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index). Beck Depression Inventory-II was used to access depression. Epidemiological, clinical and treatment data was collected from medical charts. We found that male and female patients with IDB had more sexual dysfunction than controls. Age was the only factor, when considering the various demographics, depression, IDB type, and treatments, that was significantly associated with sexual dysfunction in IBD patients, and this pattern was only detected in males. Taking into account the multi-faceted nature of this disease and how IDB symptoms interfere with sexual functioning, a multidisciplinary approach may be useful to improve the quality of life of patients with IDB.
      PubDate: 2020-09-11
       
 
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