Study design: Cross-sectional explorative observational study. Title: Sexual satisfaction in people with spinal cord injury and their partners: an explorative study. Objective: To investigate the determinants of sexual satisfaction among individuals with spinal cord injury and relative partners by assuming a bio-psycho-social perspective. Setting: Online survey. Methods: Thirty-eight individuals (22 individuals with SCI and their partners) were provided with an anonymous self-report questionnaire. Bio-psycho-social dimensions were investigated by using the Barthel Modified Index, Beck Depression Inventory-II, Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). Sexual attitudes of participants were assessed via the Multidimensional Sexual Self-Concept Questionnaire (Snell, 1993). Results: While no differences were observed between individuals with SCI and their partners, women with SCI were overall more satisfied about their sexual life when compared to men with SCI. Coping strategies promoting self-efficacy and an active role in the sexual issues were predictive of Sexual Satisfaction in the couples of persons with SCI and their partners. No significant contribution was played by physical variables. Conclusion: A tailored-made approach assessing the needs of both individuals with SCI and partners is a key aspect for effective sexual rehabilitation protocols. According to the needs and features of each couple, health professionals should drive individuals with SCI and partners to cope with their sexuality within a bio-psycho-social framework underlying it.

Zanin, E., Salizzato, S., Aiello, E., Leochico, C., Rey-Matias, R., Pauletto, P., et al. (2022). The contribution of bio-psycho-social dimensions on sexual satisfaction in people with spinal cord injury and their partners: an explorative study. SPINAL CORD SERIES AND CASES, 8(1) [10.1038/s41394-022-00507-9].

The contribution of bio-psycho-social dimensions on sexual satisfaction in people with spinal cord injury and their partners: an explorative study

Aiello E. N.;
2022

Abstract

Study design: Cross-sectional explorative observational study. Title: Sexual satisfaction in people with spinal cord injury and their partners: an explorative study. Objective: To investigate the determinants of sexual satisfaction among individuals with spinal cord injury and relative partners by assuming a bio-psycho-social perspective. Setting: Online survey. Methods: Thirty-eight individuals (22 individuals with SCI and their partners) were provided with an anonymous self-report questionnaire. Bio-psycho-social dimensions were investigated by using the Barthel Modified Index, Beck Depression Inventory-II, Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). Sexual attitudes of participants were assessed via the Multidimensional Sexual Self-Concept Questionnaire (Snell, 1993). Results: While no differences were observed between individuals with SCI and their partners, women with SCI were overall more satisfied about their sexual life when compared to men with SCI. Coping strategies promoting self-efficacy and an active role in the sexual issues were predictive of Sexual Satisfaction in the couples of persons with SCI and their partners. No significant contribution was played by physical variables. Conclusion: A tailored-made approach assessing the needs of both individuals with SCI and partners is a key aspect for effective sexual rehabilitation protocols. According to the needs and features of each couple, health professionals should drive individuals with SCI and partners to cope with their sexuality within a bio-psycho-social framework underlying it.
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Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Male; Personal Satisfaction; Sexual Behavior; Orgasm; Spinal Cord Injuries;
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Zanin, E., Salizzato, S., Aiello, E., Leochico, C., Rey-Matias, R., Pauletto, P., et al. (2022). The contribution of bio-psycho-social dimensions on sexual satisfaction in people with spinal cord injury and their partners: an explorative study. SPINAL CORD SERIES AND CASES, 8(1) [10.1038/s41394-022-00507-9].
Zanin, E; Salizzato, S; Aiello, E; Leochico, C; Rey-Matias, R; Pauletto, P; Masiero, S; Bazo, H
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