International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Effect of counseling model on sexual dysfunction among women with diabetes
Asmaa Talat Abd-elatief, Shadia Hamido Mohasib and Hoda Abd Elazim Mohamed
Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important cause of sexual dysfunction both in men and women. In Egypt, Ibrahim et al. reported that the prevalence of FSD in 2013 was 52.8%.
Aim of the study: To evaluate the effect of sexual counseling model on sexual dysfunction among women with diabetes.
Research design: Quasi experimental research design was used.
Setting:The study was conducted at outpatient clinic & internal medicine department at Minia university hospital. Subjects a purposive sample of one hundred diabetic women who suffered from sexual dysfunctions.
Tools of data collection: Two tools were used as following: 1- A structured interviewing questionnaire, 2- The Female Sexual Function Index scale to measures sexual function of diabetic women.
Results: The frequency of sexual dysfunction was more prevalent in diabetic women in which the mean age of studied women was (39.68 ± 6.2) years. There were statistically significant differences regarding to the Female Sexual Function Index total mean scores between pre and post six months of counseling sessions.
Conclusion: Implementation of counseling sessions based on PLISSIT model had a significant effect in improving the sexual function among diabetic women in pre and after six months of sexual counseling.
Recommendations: Applying ongoing educational programs based on PLISSIT model for diabetic women in all available diabetic clinics with preparation of secure environment to discuss sexual problems with women freely. In service educational programs for care givers on how to deal and manage various sexual dysfunctions for diabetic women by using PLISSIT counseling model.
Asmaa Talat Abd-elatief, Shadia Hamido Mohasib and Hoda Abd Elazim Mohamed. Effect of counseling model on sexual dysfunction among women with diabetes. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing. 2019; 1(2): 39-47.