Consistency of Questionnaires to Evaluating Sexual Functions in Young Healthy Women
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03241524|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological Physical Activity||Other: Exercise program for pelvic muscle floor||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||31 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Perineal floor muscle performance and participants' sexual functions were evaluated in three successive situations: (1) Initial evaluation; (2) after 4 weeks (intermediate evaluation), and (3) 8 weeks (final evaluation) from the start of the training program.|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Consistency of Three Different Questionnaires to Evaluating Sexual Functions in Young Healthy Women Before and After a Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Program|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 12, 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 20, 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 12, 2016|
Experimental: Exercise program for pelvic muscle floor
Training program for pelvic muscles and application of 3 questionnaires for sexual function evaluation and the use of PERFECT and Perina methods to evaluate perineal musculature.
Other: Exercise program for pelvic muscle floor
Pelvic muscles of each participant was evaluated by PERFECT and Peritron methods in terms of strengthening as well as sexual function response using 3 questionnaires, before and after 4 and 8 weeks from the beggining of an exercise program prescribed according to individual ratings obtained in the previous evaluation.
- Assessment of female sexual response by Female Sexual Function Inventory (FSFI) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]This questionnaire contains 19 itens assessing sexual function over the past four weeks, associated with six domains and possible types of disorders: desire, arousal, lubrification, orgasm, satisfaction of sexual life, and pain during or after the intercourse.
- Assessment of female sexual response by Sexual quotient for women (QS-F) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]This instrument is composed of 10 questions that assess sexual function, adressing desire and interest in sex, foreplay, sexual arousal and harmony with the partner, comfort in sexual intercourse, and orgasm and sexual satisfaction. The overall scores range from 0 to 100, where high scores mean excellent sexual performance.
- Assessment of female sexual response by Golombok-Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS) for female. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]The GRISS is a 28-item questionnaire that provides a total GRISS score as well as two separate scales for males and females. For females, the scale has 8 items, including anorgasmia, vaginismus, non-communication, infrequency, female avoidance, female non-sensuality, female dissatisfaction and anorgasmia. Scoring was from 0 to 10 with values higher than 5 indicating sexual dysfunction.
- Pelvic floor muscles performance quantified by PERFECT method [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]This method is an acronym for the evaluation of contractile components of the pelvic floor muscles and was validated with high test-retest reliability, producing significant correlations for the variables, in particular, power and endurance. According to definitions of these methods, P indicates power or pressure, which corresponds to muscle strength estimated by manometry biofeedback or digital touch during voluntary maximum contraction. The evaluation is based on Oxford modified scale: Degrees: 0 - no perineal contraction visible or by palpation (non-contraction); 1- no perineal contraction visible, recognized only by palpation; 2 - weak perineal contraction to palpation; 3 - perineal contraction present, but with nonresistance to palpation; 4 - perineal contraction present with counter-resistance to palpation of less than 5 seconds ; and 5 - perineal contraction present with counter-resistance to palpation of more than 5 seconds.
- Pelvic floor muscles performance quantified by PERITRON method [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]The Peritron is a hand-held clinical biofeedback perineometer used for assessing the strength of the pelvic floor muscles. The device helps teach patients how to effectively perform pelvic floor exercises (kegels). Pelvic floor contraction causes air pressure in the sensor to be transferred through the connecting tube and displayed on the readout unit.
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|Laboratory of Physical Therapy|
|Joao Pessoa, PB, Brazil, 58038-10|