Assessment of Sexual Dysfunction Symptoms in Female Drug Users: Standardized vs. Unstandardized Methods

Assessment of Sexual Dysfunction Symptoms in Female Drug Users: Standardized vs. Unstandardized Methods

Author Diehl, Alessandra Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Hussein Rassool, G. Google Scholar
dos Santos, Manoel Antonio Google Scholar
Pillon, Sandra Cristina Google Scholar
Laranjeira, Ronaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Aims: The aim of this study is to evaluate whether there is a difference in the identified prevalence between the assessment of symptoms of sexual dysfunction in female drug users using a standardized scale and by means of a nonstandardized set of questions about sexual dysfunctions. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted with two groups of substance-dependent women using the Drug Abuse Screening Test, the Short Alcohol Dependence Data questionnaire, the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence for the evaluation of the severity of dependence, and the Arizona Sexual Experience Scale. Findings: In both groups, the severity of dependence and the prevalence of symptoms of sexual dysfunctions in women were similar. Conclusion: The use of standardized and nonstandardized instruments to assess sexual dysfunction symptoms is an essential resource for the provision of good-quality care to this clientele.
Keywords Sexual dysfunction
symptom assessment
women
substance-related disorders
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Philadelphia
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Substance Use & Misuse. Philadelphia, v. 51, n. 4, p. 419-426, 2016.
ISSN 1082-6084 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Extent 419-426
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2015.1110175
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000372742800001
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/57777

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