Sex-Relational Satisfaction and Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Effectiveness Evaluation of a Psycho-Educational Intervention

Author/s Raffaella Balestrieri, Luca Barlascini, Gennaro Musi, Ottavio de Cobelli, Elena Vegni
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2012/2 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 53-68 File size 670 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSC2012-002004
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Surgery approach by nerve sparing technique causes a minor damage in cavernous nerves without assuring erectile function. It has been observed that patients experience sexual disorder as a threat against their male identity. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a psycho-educational group intervention for patient treated by radical laparoscopic robot-assisted prostatectomy nerve sparing by considering two levels: sexual function and sexual satisfaction. The intervention consisted in 8 encounters. As a pre and post test questionnaires SESAMO and IIEF were used. This study enrolled 60 patients. SESAMO results showed a general decrease of sexual-relational difficulties reported before the intervention. IIEFQ results showed that the Desire scores in the psycho educational group, increases similarly as before surgery. Data showed a global effect on both socio-relational and sexual aspects.

Keywords: prostatectomy, Erectile dysfunction, psycho-educational group, sexual disorder, desire, sexual satisfaction

Raffaella Balestrieri, Luca Barlascini, Gennaro Musi, Ottavio de Cobelli, Elena Vegni, Soddisfazione sesso-relazionale e prostatectomia radicale <i>robot assisted</i>. valutazione dell’efficacia di un intervento psicoeducativo in "RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA" 2/2012, pp 53-68, DOI: 10.3280/RSC2012-002004