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26-07-2023 | Gynecologic Cancer | Gynecologic Oncology

Does a one-session sexual health education program improve sexual confidence in patients with cervical cancer? A transtheoretical model–based clinical study

Authors: Tao-Hsin Tung, Hsiao-Wei Chen, Hung-Hsueh Chou, Jia-Ling Tsai, Ya-Chieh Yang, Jian Tao Lee

Published in: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics | Issue 1/2024

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a one-session sexual health education program using a transtheoretical model to enhance sexual self-efficacy in patients with cervical cancer.

Methods

This study recruited patients with cervical cancer from the gynecological wards of a medical center in northern Taiwan. A total of 63 participants were divided into 2 groups: the control group (n = 30) received traditional sexual health education. The intervention group (n = 33) participated in a transtheoretical model (TTM)‐based sexual health education program. Scores from self-report questionnaires for variables of knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy regarding sexual health collected 1 and 6 weeks after the intervention were compared with baseline scores.

Results

Patients who received transtheoretical model (TTM)-based sexual health education had significantly greater sexual knowledge (β = 3.794, p < 0.01), sexual attitudes (β = 9.226, p < 0.01), and sexual self-efficacy (β = 17.053, p < 0.01) than those who received traditional sexual health education at 1 and 6 weeks.

Conclusion

Our findings suggest that a one-session sexual health education using a TTM-based model can enhance sexual knowledge, attitudes, and sexual self-efficacy among patients with cervical cancer. This educational program can be translated into routine clinical practice to help patients with cervical cancer enhance their sexual health and improve confidence in their sexual well-being.
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Metadata
Title
Does a one-session sexual health education program improve sexual confidence in patients with cervical cancer? A transtheoretical model–based clinical study
Authors
Tao-Hsin Tung
Hsiao-Wei Chen
Hung-Hsueh Chou
Jia-Ling Tsai
Ya-Chieh Yang
Jian Tao Lee
Publication date
26-07-2023
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Published in
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics / Issue 1/2024
Print ISSN: 0932-0067
Electronic ISSN: 1432-0711
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-023-07141-2

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