Application of PLISSIT Counseling Model for Women with Cervical Cancer Undergoing Treatment on Enhancing Sexuality
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages: 85-95
Received: Apr. 15, 2016; Accepted: Apr. 25, 2016; Published: May 13, 2016
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Sahar Ahmed Shafik, Community Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Helwan University, Helwan, Egypt
Shaimaa Hassan Mohamady, Maternal & Newborn Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Helwan University, Helwan, Egypt
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Background: Sexuality is an important part of normal human functioning. Gynecological cancer diagnosis and treatment has a devastating effect on Sexual issues. The study was conducted at Outpatient oncology, Helwan General hospital, Egypt. The study aim to evaluate the effect of application of PLISSIT Counseling Model for women with cervical cancer undergoing treatment on enhancing sexuality. A quasi –experimental design was used. A purposive sample of 80 women with cervical cancer was included. Four tools, a structured interview questionnaire, body image scale, female sexual function index (FSDI), and the revised dyadic adjustment scale. The study findings indicated that a significant relationship was found between treatment, side effect pre and post application regarding nausea & vomiting, diarrhea, and pain. The study and research hypothesis concluded that applying of PLISSIT counseling model for sexuality was effective in enhancing sexual functioning except in the area of sexual desire or libido, improvement in couple satisfaction and body image after application of PLISSIT counseling model post application compared to pre-application. The study recommended that dissemination of PLISSIT Counseling Model For Women with cervical cancer in addressing sexual dysfunction in a cancer treatment, Applying the evidence-based nursing intervention to address and manage the effects of cervical cancer on sexuality.
Body Image, Cervical Cancer Prevention, Couple Satisfac, PLISSIT Counseling Model
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Sahar Ahmed Shafik, Shaimaa Hassan Mohamady, Application of PLISSIT Counseling Model for Women with Cervical Cancer Undergoing Treatment on Enhancing Sexuality, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2016, pp. 85-95. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20160503.13
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