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Effectiveness of a PLISSIT Based Sexual Counseling on Sexual Function and Sexual Quality of Life Among Women with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Protocol of A Randomized Clinical Trial
Maryam Mehrabi, Razieh Lotfi , Effat Merghati Khoei, Mitra Rahimzadeh Kivi
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran , raziehlotfi@abzums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Diabetes type 2 accompanies with higher prevalence of depression among patients in terms of its chronic nature and may affect on women’s sexual function and quality of their sexual life. This study aimed to investigate the impact of sex counseling on sexual function and quality of sexual life of women with type 2 diabetes based on PLISSIT model.
Materials and Methods: This study is a RCT, registered at the IRCT which was conducted on 110 married women in the ages 35-55 which suffer from type 2 diabetes who refer to endocrine clinic of Shahid Bahonar hospital. After random allocation, individual counseling has been designed based on PLISSIT model will be held for intervention group, to improve sexual function and it will be presented in at least three 90 minute sections. Control group will receive an educational pamphlet with general health issue related to diabetes and one sexual counseling session after the end of the study. Sexual function (FSFI), sexual quality of life (SQOL) and depression questionnaires (Beck II) will be completed before, after 4 and 8 weeks of intervention. Repeated measure analysis of variance will be applied to compare FSFI and SQOL between two groups before and after intervention. The amount of p- value will be considered less than 0.05.
Conclusion: Due to high prevalence of type 2 diabetes and also the prevalence of sexual problems in them, in case of confirmation of effectiveness, it is expected the results of this study can be used for promoting the health of diabetic patients.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Sexual quality of life, Female sexual function, Depression
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/10/19 | Accepted: 2018/10/19 | Published: 2018/10/19

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