Journal article

EFFECTIVENESS OF A STRUCTURED SEXUAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMME FOLLOWING STROKE: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

NG Louisa, Joshua Sansom, Nina Zhang, Bhasker Amatya, Fary Khan

JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE | FOUNDATION REHABILITATION INFORMATION | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sexual activity is an integral part of life; it is important to address sexual health after stroke, but this is often poorly done. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of a structured sexual rehabilitation programme compared with written information alone regarding sexual and psychological functioning (anxiety, depression, stress), functional independence and quality of life in an Australian stroke cohort. METHODS: A total of 68 participants were randomized to a structured sexual rehabilitation programme (treatment group; n = 35) or to written information alone (control group; n = 33). Outcome measures included: Sexual Functioning Questionnaire Short Form; Depression, Anxiety S..

View full abstract