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J Sex Marital Ther. 2001 May-Jun;27(3):259-71.

Evaluation of a cognitive behavior therapy program for people with sexual dysfunction.

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School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, Australia 3125. maritam@deakin.edu.au

Abstract

This article reports on an evaluation of a cognitive behavioral program for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Frequency data are provided on the sexual dysfunction of 95 males (mean age = 41.6 years) and 105 females (mean age = 36.4 years). The effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral program among 45 sexually dysfunctional males (mean age = 39.9 years) and 54 sexually dysfunctional females (mean age = 36.2 years) was assessed. The results demonstrated that, after therapy, respondents experienced lower levels of sexual dysfunction, more positive attitudes toward sex, perceptions that sex was more enjoyable, fewer affected aspects of sexual dysfunction in their relationship, and a lower likelihood of perceiving themselves as a sexual failure. The implications of these findings for the treatment of sexual dysfunction are discussed.

PMID:
11354931
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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