The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions on Sexual Satisfaction in Type II Diabetic Patients
Author(s): Rahimi Abbas, Tofighi B, Khezri Leila
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that leads to many problems including psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and reduced sexual satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral interventions on sexual satisfaction in type 2 diabetic patients referred to Bushehr medical centers in 1394. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of cognitive-behavioral interventions on the sexual satisfaction of type II diabetic patients referred to Bushehr clinics in 1394. This is a quasiexperimental study and this research was done as a pre and post test with a control group. The statistical population included all type II diabetic patients referred to the medical centers of Bushehr city. Of these, 40 subjects were selected by simple random sampling and assigned to two groups of intervention (20 subjects) and control (20 persons). In the intervention group, ten sessions and each session were treated cognitive-behavioral group therapy for one hour in a week. Data collection was done using the Hudson Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 18, descriptive statistics (frequency, mean, standard deviation) and ancova analysis at a significant level of P <0.05. The mean sexual satisfaction of the intervention and control groups after intervention was 95.00 and 75.74, respectively. The mean of sexual satisfaction score in the intervention group was significantly more than the control group (p=0/048) and, in other hand, cognitive behavioral intervention was effective in increasing the sexual satisfaction of patients with type 2 diabetes. Using psychological treatments beside drug therapy can be effective in increasing the sexual satisfaction of type 2 diabetic patients.