The Effect of Group Sexual Counseling Based on Cognitive Behavioural Approach on Sexual Satisfaction of Women LC15-LC18
Dr. Zahra Masoumi,
Associate Professor, Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Introduction: Sexual satisfaction is an important factor in the prevention of sexual dysfunction in women. It is an important factor in the healthy emotional and physiological aspects of sexual relationship.
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of sexual counselling by cognitive behavioural approach on sexual satisfaction of women.
Materials and Methods: This randomised clinical trial was conducted in two groups with pre-test and post-test on 198 women referred to selected health centres of Hamadan, 2016. The centres were randomised and taken as experimental and control group, three centres were selected as a control group and three as experimental group. The participants were selected by simple random sampling. The intervention group received four sessions (two hours) of group sexual counselling. Before and after the intervention, the demographic and sexual satisfaction questionnaires were completed.
Results: After intervention, there were significant difference between two groups regarding sexual satisfaction (p<0.001). The mean score of the experimental group significantly decreased (p<0.001) and the mean score of sexual dissatisfaction in the control group didn’t changed significantly (p=0.625).
Conclusion: The research findings showed that group sexual counseling based on CBT had an effect on the sexual satisfaction and increased women’s sexual satisfaction.